Minneapolis man gets 17 years in prison for stealing from gas station and hotel

A Minneapolis man was sentenced to federal prison for robbing two gas stations and a hotel in 2020.

Keanu Dewone Ross, 30, was sentenced to more than 17 years (210 months) in prison, followed by five years of probation.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Ross robbed a Speedway gas station in Columbia Heights at gunpoint on February 4, 2020. On February 12, 2020, he did the same at a Speedway gas station in Fridley. Two days later, Ross walked into a Super 8 hotel in Brooklyn Center with another man, ordered the employee down at gunpoint, and robbed the business.

Police found Ross’ accomplice and his wallet in an SUV stuck in a snowdrift at the hotel. Later that day, Ross was arrested and detained by Minneapolis police officers, who also confiscated a semi-automatic pistol in his possession, prosecutors say.

During his sentencing, the judge ordered Ross to pay more than $1,850 in restitution to the businesses he had robbed.

His accomplice, Antoinette Deniece Mae Dobyne, has not yet had a scheduled sentencing date.

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