Illinois Man Sentenced for Stealing Uber Driver's Car
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri
St. Louis, MO – Robert W. Rives, 37, of New Baden, IL, was sentenced to 82 months in prison for carjacking and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Rives appeared today before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.
According to the plea agreement, on October 3, 2018 in the City of St. Louis, Rives was a passenger in a Chevy Impala vehicle which had immediately turned in front of a Mitsubishi vehicle and stopped. Rives exited the passenger side and approached the driver of the Mitsubishi vehicle who was driving for UBER Eats making a delivery. He produced a firearm and demanded the driver to give him his vehicle. The victim complied and Rives then entered the victim’s Mitsubishi and drove off following the Impala. Numerous items in the stolen car included a Rock River AR-15 rifle and two handguns.
Later that day, Rives was arrested in the same type of vehicle he had stolen and officers recovered the AR-15 rifle and handguns.
The Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated this case.
Updated October 4, 2019