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Man sentenced to 45 years for Family Dollar store robbery

Steven Brown, accomplice triggered police standoff after robbery

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SAN ANTONIO – A man was sentenced to 45 years in prison in connection with a store robbery that led to a police standoff.

Steven Brown was found guilty of robbing a Family Dollar store on Pearsall Road on April 30, 2018.

According to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, Brown and Jennifer Tran ordered a store employee to open the store's safe. 

Brown and Tran got away with more than $6,000 in cash and items, according to trial testimony.

They were arrested two days later at a Travelodge on Interstate 35 following an hours-long standoff during which they went into neighboring hotel rooms and started a fire, prosecutors said. 

The pair tried to escape into the attic space, but was caught by a member of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

Tran was found guilty previously and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

(Mugshot via Bexar County Sheriff's Office)
(Mugshot via Bexar County Sheriff's Office)

 

 


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