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Man sentenced for armed robbery of Gladstone delivery driver

From the Gladstone Dispatch.
By Amanda Lubinski amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com Jun 5, 2023

A Kansas City man was sentenced in federal court for the armed robbery of a Gladstone pizza delivery driver after a suspect involved in the robbery was killed during a shootout with police officers.

Samuel M. David, 20, was sentenced to 12 years and three months in federal prison without parole. According to Teresa A. Moore’s office, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, on Aug. 4, 2022, David pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

His sister and co-defendant, Rochelle E. David, 24, was sentenced Jan. 11 of this year to 14 years in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to the same crimes.


“Rochelle placed an order for pizza to a Pizza Hut restaurant on Oct. 19, 2020, in order to lure a Pizza Hut employee to her address to conduct an armed robbery with the assistance of Samuel and Ennice Ross. When the delivery driver arrived at about 10:18 p.m., Samuel David and Ross confronted him in the parking lot. Ross displayed a firearm in his waistband and Samuel David demanded the driver’s money. Samuel David went through the driver’s pockets, taking a wallet and knife from him. They also took $100 in cash from the driver’s vehicle,” reads a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to Moore’s office, Ross ordered the delivery driver to take them to an ATM to withdraw more money from the driver’s bank account.