St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The fourth and final robber from the August 2010 high-dollar heist of ATM Solutions was sentenced Tuesday, the United States Attorney's Office said.
Aaron Hassan Johnson, 21, pleaded guilty in February to one count of armed robbery and one felony count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
Aaron Johnson was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison, a term that must be served consecutively.
In the early morning hours of August 2, 2010, four men, each armed with a firearm, forced their way inside of the ATM Solutions building on Grandel Square in Midtown. The men announced a robbery, took the weapons belonging to two guards and tied them up after forcing them to help put the money into an ATM van.
The robbers decided to steal the ATM van as well, drove that vehicle to a garage on Page Avenue, and emptied the van. Some money was hidden in an attic at the garage and some was brought to a storage locker.
One of the robbers, Newman, received a share of the stolen money and was told he would be given more at a later time. In November, Newman contacted fellow robber Myron Kimble and another man, Marrion Dotson, to help him get more of that stolen money.
The three men concocted a plan to kidnap two young girls connected to someone involved in the robbery and hold them for ransom. Ultimately, one girl was released unharmed and Kimble agreed to exchange the other girl for $15,000. Kimble attempted to deliver the girl but was scared off by a passing motorist and fled. He was pursued by police, crashed his vehicle and escaped. The young girl was rescued and unharmed.
Kimble was sentenced to 26 years and 7 months in prison.
Newman was sentenced to 294 months in prison.
Two other co-defendants, John Wesley Jones and Ryechine Money, previously pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 32 and 19.5 years, respectively.