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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


JOHN F. WOOD


Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106

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DECEMBER 5, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


KC MAN SENTENCED FOR ARMED ROBBERY,

ILLEGAL FIREARM


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for the armed robbery of the Sprint Store in Westport and for violating federal firearms laws.


             Radford Moore, Jr., 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs this morning to nine years and six months in federal prison without parole.


             On June 18, 2007, Moore pleaded guilty to robbing the Sprint Store at 546 Westport Rd., Kansas City, on Feb. 15, 2007. Moore also pleaded guilty to brandishing a firearm during and in relation to that crime of violence.


             On Aug. 9, 2007, co-defendant Raheem K. Muhammad, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty to brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. A sentencing hearing for Muhammad has not yet been scheduled.


             Westport security received a call on the evening of Feb. 15, 2007, of a possible robbery in progress at the Sprint cell phone store. Westport security officers responded to investigate and upon their arrival they observed Moore and Muhammad inside the Sprint store pointing handguns at the people inside. Westport security advised their dispatch to notify 911 while they waited for the two men to leave the store. A short time later Moore and Muhammad exited the store and were taken into custody by Westport security officers.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Barnes. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.


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