The fourth man charged in the August 2010 robbery of an armored vehicle in St. Louis has admitted his role in the crime.
Twenty-one-year-old Aaron Hassan Johnson of St. Louis pleaded guilty in federal court this morning to one felony count of armed robbery and one count of being in possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He'll be sentenced on May 18. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for the robbery, and an additional seven years for the firearms charge.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Johnson has also been sentenced to 15 years in state prison for an October 2009 robbery of a sandwich shop.
Hassan and three other men - John Wesley Jones, Ryechine Money, and Larry R. Newman - forced their way into the vehicle belonging to ATM Solutions, 3721 Grandel Sq., on the morning of Aug. 2, 2010 and made off with $6.6 million in cash, the largest cash robbery in St. Louis history. Only half of the money was ever recovered.
All together, the case has led to charges against 17 people.