St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - One of the architects of the high-dollar heist of ATM Solutions was sentenced Thursday to nearly six years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said.
According to court documents, 25-year-old Hussein Odeh from Jordan pleaded guilty in May to one felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery and one felony count of interstate transportation of stolen property.
Odeh admitted to helping plan the ATM Solutions robbery and accompanied one of the robbers to conduct surveillance prior to the robbery. After the heist, Odeh drove some of the stolen money to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in an effort to hide the cash.
In the early morning hours of August 2, 2010, four men, each armed with a firearm, forced their way inside of the ATM Solutions building on Grandel Square in Midtown. The men announced a robbery, took the weapons belonging to two guards and tied them up after forcing them to help put the money into an ATM van.
The robbers decided to steal the ATM van as well, drove that vehicle to a garage on Page Avenue, and emptied the van. Some money was hidden in an attic at the garage and some was brought to a storage locker.