For Immediate Release
Dallas County Men Receive Long Federal Prison Sentences for Committing Armed Robbery of Subway Restaurant in Richardson, Texas, Last Year
DALLAS — Two men who admitted committing the armed robbery of a Subway restaurant in Richardson, Texas, last year, have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Today, Antonio Demond Douglas, 25, of Richardson, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn to serve a total of 125 months in federal prison. A few weeks ago, co-defendant Allen Leon Pleasant, 26, of Dallas, was sentenced to serve a total of 117 months in federal prison. Each pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of possessing, using and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
According to documents filed in the case, at approximately 7:00 p.m., on June 24, 2014, Douglas and Pleasant entered the Subway restaurant at 212 East Spring Valley Road in Richardson with the specific intent to commit robbery. Once inside, Douglas and Pleasant produced firearms, pointed them at a Subway employee and demanded money from the register. The employee, in fear for his life, removed cash from the register and placed it in a plastic bag Douglas provided.
During the course of the robbery, Douglas and Pleasant also robbed three customers inside the restaurant, taking personal items and money, and then they ran from the store. In a subsequent vehicular chase with law enforcement, Douglas and Pleasant operated their vehicle in a manner that created a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to other motorists.
The Richardson Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Robinson prosecuted.