Two robberies. One restaurant. Just one month apart.
Now, Deangelo Webb has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a crime spree bookended by two robberies at the same fast food restaurant.
On November 18, 2012, Deangelo Webb entered a fast food restaurant in the Shaw neighborhood, pointed a gun at an employee and demanded the money in the cash register. The employee handed over the money and Webb fled. Surveillance pictures of Webb were printed and posted in an employee room of the restaurant.
One month later, on December 18, Webb came back to the store, gun in hand. He again demanded money from the register as he pointed a gun at an employee. The employee recognized Webb from the surveillance photos.
In between these robberies, Webb had also approached a man in the Tower Grove East neighborhood as the man sat in his car. Webb pulled out a gun and fired a shot into the car, shattering the window and striking the man in the shoulder.
All victims identified Webb as the perpetrator.
Deemed a prior and persistent offender under the law, Webb had previous convictions for burglary and stealing. He was on probation at the time of these charges. He pleaded guilty to first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree robbery and three counts of armed criminal action.
Residents from the Tower Grove East neighborhood, where the shooting took place, submitted a neighborhood impact statement to the court.
“Incidents of violence such as these have a chilling effect on our neighborhood,” residents wrote in the impact statement. “These crimes perpetuate a perception of instability and danger regarding the Tower Grove East neighborhood.”
The State recommended Webb serve 25 years for his crimes. A judge sentenced Webb to a total of 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.