FBI “Hobbs Act” Serial Robbers Indictment Charge for 6-Week Armed Robbery Spree
LOS ANGELES – Two men are slated to be arraigned on March 24th in the United States District
Court, for charges of Hobbs Act robbery. A statutary maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison
awaits to be handed down for each charge against the duo.
Kyle Richard Williams (25), of Inglewood and Colin Powell Lacey (28), of the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act). Lacey is also charged with four counts of robbery while Williams is charged with two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery.
During November and December 2021, the defendants headed by car to businesses – convenience
stores (mainly 7-Eleven) where Williams brandished an automatic handgun and demanded money.
Lacey would wait in the vehicle parked outside, then flee the area with Williams after each armed
“The businesses robbed during the spree included six 7-Eleven stores located in the Hollywood, East
Hollywood and Mid-City neighborhoods of Los Angeles as well as in West Hollywood,” said Ciaran
McEvoy. “One smoke shop in the Mid-City area also was robbed, according to the indictment. Williams
allegedly attempted to rob a 7-Eleven store in El Segundo on December 30, 2021.”
The FBI, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, and the Los Angeles County
Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau Metro Detail investigated this matter. Assistant United
States Attorneys Jeffrey M. Chemerinsky and Jeremiah M. Levine of the Violent and Organized Crime
Section are the prosecutors.
Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. An
indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime.