Judges sentences St. Louis man to nearly 20 years for brandishing firearms and armed robberies
ST. LOUIS – United States District Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced Lonzo Patrick to 228 months in prison today. The 56-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident pleaded guilty, in September 2019, to three counts of robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence in connection with the armed store robberies committed in October 2017.
During the evening of October 21, 2017, Patrick entered the O’Reilly Auto Parts located in the 1100 block of N. Kingshighway. After inquiring about purchasing items, Patrick pointed a firearm at the store clerk and instructed the clerk to open the cash register. Patrick took money from the register drawer.
During the evening of October 25, 2017, Patrick entered the Phillips 66 located in the 4200 block of Lindell Boulevard. He approached the store clerk in order to purchase an item. When the cash register drawer opened, Patrick reached over the counter to remove money from the drawer. When the clerk attempted to close the register drawer, Patrick pulled a firearm and pointed it at the clerk. Patrick then took money from the register drawer.
During the afternoon of October 30, 2017, Patrick entered the Walgreens store located in the 2900 block of S. Kingshighway. Patrick approached the counter to purchase some candy. During the transaction, Patrick pulled a firearm and pointed it at the store clerk. The clerk ran from behind the counter, and Patrick took money from the cash register.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney John Bird is handling the case.