St. Louis man pleads guilty for committing multiple armed robberies
ST. LOUIS – United States District Court Judge E. Richard Webber accepted a plea of guilty from DeAngelo Winston on today’s date. Winston pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a firearm and possession and brandishing of a firearm in furtherance of crimes of violence. Judge Webber set sentencing for April 7, 2022.
According to the plea agreement, on June 21, 2019, Winston entered the Boost Mobile cellular telephone store located at 3956 S. Broadway in the City of St. Louis. Winston went around the store counter, pointed a revolver at the clerk and demanded money from the register as well as iPhones. Winston then took both money and iPhones from the Boost Mobile and fled the store.
On August 13, 2019, Winston entered the Boost Mobile at 2253 S. Grand Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, armed with a handgun. Winston walked around the counter and pushed his handgun into the side of a store clerk. Winston took money from the cash register and demanded the clerk take him into the back room where extra phones were stored. Winston also took phones from the safe in the back room and fled the store. Winston was later identified as the perpetrator of both robberies in a photo line-up.
The case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.