Orlando Man Sentenced to More Than Nine Years for Armed Robbery
ORLANDO, FL—U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza today sentenced Joseph Michael Price (30, Orlando) to nine years and nine months in federal prison for aiding and abetting the robbery of a retail store, and aiding and abetting the use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to that robbery. He was also ordered to serve a three-year term of supervision following his prison sentence.
Price pleaded guilty on March 13, 2015.
According to court documents, on the morning of January 30, 2014, Price and co-conspirator Darin Leon Givens robbed the CVS store located at 7655 West Colonial Drive in Orlando, Florida. Price and Givens approached the store wearing masks, where Givens accosted a CVS employee outside the store, grabbed her shoulder, and told her to come with him. The CVS employee took Givens to the store’s office where Price was waiting, banging on the office door, trying to get inside. Once another CVS employee opened the office door, Price and Givens rushed inside and ordered the employees to fill a bag with money. The robbers then fled with approximately $4,000.
Price and Givens also robbed the same CVS store on January 20, 2014, stealing approximately $2,400.
On August 18, 2014, U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. sentenced Givens to nine years in federal prison, followed by three years’ supervised release, for his participation in an unrelated commercial armed robbery.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph M. Schuster.