MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty Tuesday to seven violent armed robberies of Twin Cities businesses.

According to court documents, on July 28, 2020, 40-year-old Derrick Spillman, robbed three Twin Cities businesses, including a Holiday gas station and two liquor stores.

During the robberies, Spillman pointed handguns at employees and ordered them to the ground or physically assaulted them.

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On July 30, 2020, Spillman continued his crime spree by robbing two additional Holiday gas stations, a Speedway gas station, and a Subway restaurant.

During these incidents, Spillman pointed a handgun at employees, racked the slide of the gun, and demanded cash from the registers.

Spillman pleaded guilty to seven counts of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

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