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St. Louis County Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Armed Robberies

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

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk on Friday sentenced a man from St. Louis County who robbed two stores and was shot while robbing a third to ten years in prison.

Malik Dorsey, 23, pleaded guilty at the start of Friday’s hearing to three robbery charges and one count of possession and brandishing of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He admitted two armed robberies and one attempted robbery. 

On Dec. 5, 2020, he and a co-defendant, Darrion Gardner, robbed a T-Mobile store on Lackland Road in Overland. They forced an employee to the ground, stole cash from the cash registers and an employee and then stole phones from a storage area after forcing an employee at gunpoint to take them there.

Two days later, they robbed the Universal Accessories store on St. Charles Rock Road in Breckenridge Hills of cell phones.

Dorsey was in the process of robbing the Boost Mobile store at 7222 Manchester Road in Maplewood when he was shot by a store employee and wounded. He is now a paraplegic. 

The crimes were caught on surveillance video and both Dorsey and Gardner were wearing GPS ankle monitors at the time.

Gardner, of St. Louis County, was sentenced September 13 to 14 years in prison. Both Dorsey and Gardner were also ordered to pay $16,183 in restitution.

The FBI and police departments in Overland Hills, Breckenridge Hills and Maplewood investigated this case.

Updated September 26, 2022

Topics
Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses