KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Overland Park, Kansas, man pleaded responsible Wednesday to 5 enterprise robberies in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
Joshua West, 28, additionally pleaded responsible to 2 counts of brandishing a firearm, in accordance with a information launch from the U.S. Lawyer’s workplace in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
West’s crime spree started on July 17, 2018, when he robbed a CVS Pharmacy at East 63rd Road and Prospect Avenue in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
West went behind the counter and grabbed cash from the money register.
A tipster instructed police West was the person in a surveillance photograph from the CVS theft.
West struck once more a couple of month later when he robbed a Dash Retailer at 4902 North Oak Trafficway in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
The discharge states West had a gun and compelled a retailer worker to open locked cupboards behind the counter.
West took all of the iPhones, Apple Watches and Samsung S-9 telephones.
His subsequent goal was the Telephone Shack at 6932 Troost Avenue in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
He went into the Telephone Shack the day after the Dash Retailer theft, the discharge states.
This time, West used a gun to make 2 workers get on the bottom and he stole telephones and money from the shop.
The supervisor of a T-Cell retailer despatched West’s image on August 15, 2018, to all managers of T-Cell shops within the metro space, the discharge states.
The distribution of the image labored the identical day it was despatched out.
The supervisor of a T-Cell retailer in Grandview, Missouri, noticed West within the retailer’s car parking zone and locked the shop’s door, the discharge states.
West tried, however didn’t get inside the shop.
He pointed a gun on the supervisor, however left rapidly.
West’s subsequent cease was an AT&T Retailer near the T-Cell retailer in Grandview, Missouri.
He used a gun to pressure retailer workers to offer him all the shop’s iPhones, in accordance with the discharge.
West took 2 retailer workers and a buyer to a again room.
A buyer within the retailer’s essential showroom escaped and known as 911.
Two Grandview, Missouri, cops have been in the principle showroom when West, with a plastic bag stuffed with cell telephones, walked into the room, the discharge states.
A locked door prevented West’s escape by a again room.
West ignored the officer’s orders to get on the bottom and as an alternative fought with them, the discharge states.
A 9mm pistol popped out of West’s waistband through the struggle.
West could possibly be sentenced to as much as 20 years in federal jail with out parole on every theft cost.
He additionally faces as much as a life sentence in federal jail on the two firearms expenses.
For jurisdictions that make the most of the Larger Kansas Metropolis Crime Stoppers Suggestions Hotline, nameless suggestions may be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or by the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.
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