☷Colorado Man Sentenced for Multiple Robberies
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Colorado Man Sentenced for Multiple Robberies RICHMOND , Va . – A Denver , Colorado , man was sentenced today to 40 years in prison for committing at least two armed robberies of commercial businesses . According to court documents , Lloyd E . Rhodes , II , 59 , committed robberies at establishments both in Richmond and in Colorado Springs , Colorado . On August 3 , 2019 , Rhodes entered the Old Chicago restaurant , located in Colorado Springs and asked to speak with the restaurant manager . Rhodes was armed with a Taurus handgun and pointed the firearm at the manager and demanded money from the safe . The manager attempted to run out of the office and close and lock the door , but a struggle between Rhodes and the manager ensued , during which Rhodes discharged the firearm at the manager , striking him in the hand . After shooting the manager , Rhodes fled the scene . On March 13 , 2020 , after traveling to Richmond , Rhodes entered the Virginia Horseplay , an off - track betting facility , and was seen interacting with other customers for several hours . Once the employees took the cash proceeds into an adjacent room to count the money from the evening business , Rhodes entered the room , displayed what appeared to be a firearm , and ordered the two employees onto the floor . In fear for their lives , the employees relinquished the money they had been counting . Rhodes then proceeded to empty the nearby safe , which contained additional cash proceeds from Virginia Horseplay . In all , Rhodes took over $40 , 000 in U . S . currency . As part of the plea agreement , the Colorado authorities agreed not to pursue four additional robberies in their jurisdiction . Jessica D . Aber , U . S . Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Stanley M . Meador , Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office , made the announcement after sentencing by U . S . District Judge David J . Novak . Assistant U . S . Attorney Peter Duffey prosecuted the case . A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U . S . Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia . Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No . 3:21 - cr - 139 .
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