St. Paul man pleads guilty to June robbery spree

A St. Paul man has entered a guilty plea related to a robbery spree of St. Paul businesses this summer, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota announced Wednesday.

Court documents show 27-year-old Warren Dean entered a guilty plea for one count of Hobbs Act robbery.

On June 14, Dean entered a Speedway gas station, flashed a realistic looking replica gun at the employee and ordered them to give him money from the cash register. He also ordered employees to lay on the ground and then fled the scene with about $292 in cash.

As part of the guilty plea in the Speedway robbery, Dean also admitted to robbing or attempting to rob another six city businesses between June 14-16.

After his last robbery on June 16, officers with the St. Paul Police Department attempted to apprehend Dead, but he fled and led police on a 30-mile car chase that ended in north Minneapolis when Dean crashed into multiple parked cars. After his vehicle stopped, Dean refused to surrender and a four-hour standoff ensued before officers were able to take him into custody without incident.

A sentencing date has not yet been set for Dean.