Cedar Rapids Man Faces Decades In Prison For Crime Spree

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(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- A Cedar Rapids man, previously convicted seven times, is headed back to prison. A federal jury convicted 28-year-old Cardel Redmond of multiple robbery and weapons charges, related to a crime spree within a 12-day period in November of 2020.

The verdict was returned yesterday afternoon following about six hours of jury deliberations.

The evidence at trial showed that on November 17, 2020, Redmond robbed the Subway restaurant on Gateway Place SW in Cedar Rapids by displaying a firearm to the employees and demanding the cash from the register. 

November 19, 2020, Redmond robbed a cashier at gunpoint in the Wine and Spirits area of the Hy-Vee grocery store on Oakland Road NE in Cedar Rapids. 

November 25, 2020, Redmond robbed the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery on Southgate Court SW in Cedar Rapids by pointing a firearm at one of the employees of the business. 

November 27, 2020, Redmond used a firearm to rob an employee at the Hy-Vee grocery store on Mount Vernon Road SE in Cedar Rapids. Minutes later, Redmond robbed two employees at gunpoint at the Little Caesar’s Pizza on Mount Vernon Road SE. 

November 28, 2020, Redmond attempted to rob two employees at the Hy-Vee Drugstore on 6th Street SW by brandishing a firearm. One of the employees told him there was a police officer in an unmarked car in the parking lot, and Redmond fled. 

November 29, 2020, Redmond robbed the same Subway restaurant on Gateway Place SW by pointing a firearm at an employee. Redmond was arrested on burglary charges later that night. 

Redmond faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 42-years in prison, up to life.

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