Las Vegas, Nevada - A Las Vegas man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison and three years of supervised release in connection with multiple armed robberies, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.
Bailey Aaron Hall, 23, pleaded guilty to three counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. United States District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey presided over today’s sentencing hearing.
According to court documents, on August 13, 2016, Hall entered a restaurant at North Decatur Blvd. pointing a .45 caliber firearm at an employee and a customer. He demanded money from the register and the employee complied. Hall received approximately $114 of the business cash and fled in a stolen vehicle. A few days later on August 17, Hall entered another restaurant at North Decatur Blvd. pointing a .45 caliber firearm at an employee. He demanded the employee put money from the register into his backpack. The employee explained that the register was locked. Hall then struck the employee in the head with his gun and gave the employee to the count of three to open the register or he would shoot the employee. The employee opened another register and Hall fled with approximately $150 of the business cash in a stolen vehicle. The third armed robbery occurred on August 21 at a grocery store on North Decatur Blvd. Hall entered the grocery store again pointing a .45 caliber firearm at an employee. He told the employee to empty the register and place the money into his backpack. He also demanded cartons of cigarettes. Before exiting the store, Hall dropped the cigarettes and discharged his firearm. He collected the cartons and fled the store with approximately $950 of the business cash and the cartons of cigarettes. Hall again fled in a stolen vehicle.
At the time of the offenses, Hall had absconded from state parole.
The case was investigated by the FBI and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexandra Michael prosecuted the case.