A Kansas City man was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison for robbing an informant who was working with police.
Mario Glenn, 28, was sentenced in Jackson County Circuit Court where a jury in June convicted him of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.
The robbery occurred last December outside the Shady Lady Lounge at 2800 E. 12th St.
A number of federal agents and police officers were in the area conducting an investigation that involved an informant wired with a listening device, according to court documents.
The informant had been provided with money to purchase guns and was sitting in a car when Glenn and another man jumped in the car, pointed a gun at him and demanded his money.
Officers heard the robbery in progress and quickly moved in, arresting Glenn and another man.
The informant had been provided with $2,200 and Glenn had $2,015 in his pocket when he was arrested, according to the documents.
An officer with the Kansas City No Violence Alliance testified at Friday’s hearing about Glenn’s involvement with drugs and other violent incidents.