Two Citrus County Armed Robbers Sentenced To Decades In Federal Prison
Tampa, FL - U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew sentenced Inverness residents Anthony Calderon (48) and Abelardo Coimbre (52) today for two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, namely multiple armed robberies. Calderon pleaded guilty on August 12, 2012. He was sentenced today 32 years in federal prison. Coimbre pleaded guilty on August 6, 2012 and was sentenced today to 24 years and four months in federal prison.
According to court documents, in early 2011, Coimbre and Calderon committed four separate armed robberies in Citrus County. The robberies included the January 28, 2011 robbery of Inverness Liquor; a February 16, 2011 robbery of Bob's Liquor in Crystal River; the February 23, 2011 robbery of Express Lane Food Store in Floral City; and the robbery of Brad's Food and Gas in Inverness, on February 25, 2011. During each of the robberies, both individuals brandished firearms and demanded money from the clerks, at gunpoint.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer L. Peresie.
It is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy led by ATF. United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill, along with Delano Reid, Acting Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.