Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Catrell Ivory (28, Orlando) to 26 years and 7 months in federal prison for committing armed robberies at two Orlando Walmart stores, attempting to commit an armed robbery at a third Walmart store, and brandishing and possessing firearms during crimes of violence.
Ivory was found guilty on January 30, 2019, following a jury trial.
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, shortly after midnight on June 2, 2017, Ivory and his accomplices robbed the Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 5559 Clarcona Ocoee Road in Orlando. One of the robbers fired a shot in the direction of a store employee. On July 31, 2017, at approximately 3 a.m., Ivory and his accomplices robbed the Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 2715 South Orange Avenue in Orlando. During the robberies, Ivory and his accomplices forced store employees into the cash room at gunpoint and stole cash from the safe while holding customers and employees at gunpoint at the front of the store. On August 10, 2017, at approximately 6 a.m., Ivory and his accomplices attempted to rob a third Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 8801 Conroy Windermere Road in Orlando, but they were unable to get into the cash office.
During each incident, Ivory and his accomplices carried and brandished firearms and wore masks and gloves to conceal their identities. In total, Ivory and his accomplices stole more than $98,000.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, and the Orlando Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chauncey A. Bratt.