New Orleanian sentenced in multi-state robbery investigation

New Orleanian sentenced in multi-state robbery investigation

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A New Orleans man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to robbery charges in a multi-state investigation.

Christopher Simms, 32, was charged with nine counts of bank robbery and armed robbery as well as a one-count indictment for bank robbery, according to the Department of Justice.

Simms was sentenced to 221 months in prison and five years of supervised release. He was also ordered a special assessment of $1000.

According to the court documents, Simms robbed nine establishments between January 12, 2016 and February 8, 2016.

Simms' robberies included:

  • Three McDonald’s restaurant locations in New Orleans
  • A McDonald’s restaurant in Kenner
  • A Dollar General store in Metairie
  • An Iberia Bank in Metairie
  • A Compass Bank in Mobile, Alabama
  • A convenience store in Silver Creek Mississippi.

Simms pleaded guilty to seven counts of Hobbs Act robbery, two counts of bank robbery, and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, according to the DOJ.