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Smash And Grab Robbers Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

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

PHILADELPHIA - Darrell Williams, 45, and David Story, 47, both of Philadelphia, were each sentenced today to 240 months in prison for their roles in a robbery conspiracy that targeted jewelry stores.  In addition to the prison terms, U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence F. Stengel ordered five years of supervised release, a $1,100 special assessment for Story, and a $900 special assessment for Williams.  In addition to the conspiracy, Williams and Story were charged with using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.  Both pleaded guilty – Williams on April 9, 2015; Story on April 20, 2015. The Court imposed restitution in the amount $5,219,205.84 on Story and Williams.

On three separate occasions - July 13, 2011, April 13, 2012 and August 22, 2012 - Story committed an armed robbery of the Tourneau store in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Williams participated in the robberies on July 13, 2011 and April 13, 2012.  On January 9, 2012, the pair, along with co-conspirators Rufus Lawson, Anthony Lockwood, and Kenneth L. Williams, committed a robbery of Govberg Jewelers, located at 292 Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.  On February 22, 2012, Williams and Story, along with Rufus Lawson and Kenneth L. Williams, robbed the Bernie Robbins Jewelers, located at 595 E. Lancaster Avenue in Saint Davids, Pennsylvania. Earlier, on November 1, 2011, Williams and Story, along with Rufus Lawson, Jackie Howard and Willie Hawkins Smith, robbed the Kingston Jewelers located at 2010 Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware.

This case has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Radnor Township Police Department, the Lower Merion Township Police Department, the Upper Merion Township Police Department, the Limerick Township Police Department, the Lower Pottsgrove Township Police Department, the Upper Providence Township Police Department, the Royersford Police Department, Evesham Township (New Jersey) Police Department, the Lawrence Township (New Jersey) Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Wilmington Police Department (Delaware), the Delaware State Police and the Philadelphia Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Zaleski and Assistant United States Attorney Jamie M. McCall, from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware.

Updated April 21, 2016

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