KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man from Overland Park, Kansas, was sentenced Tuesday to 19 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies in Kansas City and Grandview, Missouri, three years ago.
U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs sentenced 28-year-old Joshua West, who pleaded guilty in April to robbery and firearms charges.
Federal prosecutors say that during July and August in 2018, West robbed a CVS Pharmacy, a Sprint store and the Phone Shack in Kansas City.
In Grandview, he tried to rob a T-Mobile store but a manager was able to lock him out before he could enter. Prosecutors say West pointed a gun at the at manager before walking away.
A short time later, West robbed a Grandview AT&T store and ordered two workers and a customer into a back room. Another customer called 911, and West was arrested.