DALLAS, Texas — Sidney White, 21, of Dallas, Texas was sentenced Wednesday, May 2, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to serve a total of 102 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution, following his guilty plea in December 2017 to two robberies of a Metro PCS store in Dallas, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.
White pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to, and possessing and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of, a crime of violence. White has been in custody since his arrest in June 2017 for a string of robberies including the ones below and others that are being handled by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.
According to plea documents filed in the case, on August 10, 2016, White went to a Metro PCS store located at 3106 East Illinois Avenue, Dallas, Texas and purchased a cell phone. In connection with the purchase of the cell phone, White filled out an information sheet and listed his name and address. Two hours later, White returned to the store wearing the same clothing and told an employee that something was wrong with his phone. White then pulled out a pistol, racked the slide, and demanded money. Two employees emptied the cash registers and gave White approximately $1,600.00.
On August 19, 2016, White returned to the same Metro PCS store that he had robbed on August 10th and again, pointed a gun at the employees and demanded that they give him money. One employee gave White $112.00 from her cash register and another employee gave White $64.00 from his cash register.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane Read is in charge of the prosecution.