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Saint Louis City Man Sentenced to 114 Months in Prison for Robbing Maplewood Steak and Shake at Gunpoint

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO –Frank Brothers, 30, of St. Louis, MO, was sentenced to 114 months in prison for his role in robbing the Steak and Shake in Maplewood and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.  Brothers appeared in federal court today before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. 

According to court documents, on October 24, 2018, Brothers entered the Steak and Shake located in Maplewood.  Brothers pointed a firearm at the manger, forced her to the floor and then demanded she open the safe.  The manager handed Brothers the U.S. currency in the safe.  Brothers then fled out the rear door to his vehicle.

“This conviction is another shining example of the fantastic working relationship between municipalities like Maplewood, the outstanding men and women of the FBI, and U.S. Attorney’s Office”, said Lieutenant John LeClerc, Maplewood Police Department.

The Maplewood Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case.

Updated January 31, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime