MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Fort Lauderdale man was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for a string of robberies throughout South Florida.
Federal authorities said Dwight Courtney Grinion, 25, pled guilty to three counts of robbery, one count of discharging a firearm, and one count of brandishing a firearm.READ MORE: Broward Commissioner Dale Holness To Run For Late Rep. Alcee Hastings’ Congressional Seat
According to the court record, Grinion robbed commercial establishments at gunpoint between March 22, 2019, and April 24, 2019.READ MORE: Wynwood Comes Alive On First Night Countywide Curfew Is Lifted
These are the robberies attributed to Grinion, according to legal documents:
On March 22, 2019, he robbed a Subway restaurant in Fort Lauderdale and discharged a revolver during the commission of the crime.
On April 20, 2019, Grinion robbed a Dunkin Donuts store in Sunrise at gunpoint.
On April 24, 2019, occurred at Designers Jewelry Collection, a jewelry store at the Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise. During that robbery, Grinion pointed a revolver at an employee of the jewelry store while stealing a gold bracelet worth approximately $2,500.
This case was prosecuted in federal court because all of the victim companies purchase products in interstate commerce and sell products to customers throughout the United States and abroad.