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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty In 10-Day Robbery Spree

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City, Kan., man has pleaded guilty to committing a series of robberies over ten days in Kansas City, Kan., Roeland Park and Fairway, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Llewellyn Richard, 45, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to committing the following robberies:

-- Boost Mobile, 3726 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 21, 2012.
– Nationwide Cellular, 4314 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 21, 2012.
-- Dollar General Store, 2272 Quindaro, Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 24, 2012.
-- Family Dollar, 1251 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 25, 2012.
-- Quick Service gas station, 7959 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 25, 2012.
-- Boost Mobile, 7640 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 26, 2012.
-- Cricket Store, 4635 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 27, 2012.
-- Sally's Beauty Supply, 5020 Roe Blvd., Roeland Park, Kan., Dec 28, 2012.
-- Cricket Wireless store, 840 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 29, 2012.
-- Dollar General, 2801 S. 47th, Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 29, 2012.
-- Family Dollar, 3129 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 30, 2012.
-- Russell Stover store, 2814 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, Kan., Dec. 30, 2012.

On Jan. 1, 2013, officers of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department stopped Richard while he was driving a red GMC pickup. When the officers approached the vehicle, he drove off. He was arrested a short distance away after the pickup crashed.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 25. A plea agreement calls for both parties to recommend a sentence of 240 months in federal prison.

Grissom commended the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead for their work on the case.