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Defendant David Quichocho Uncangco, Jr. Sentenced Today in District Court Of Guam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2014

         ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that DAVID QUICHOCHO UNCANGCO, JR., was sentenced today by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood in the District Court of Guam, to 117 months incarceration followed by five years of supervised release.  Defendant was also ordered to pay restitution to Submarina California Subs and Imma Mart.

         Defendant UNCANGCO pled guilty on December 11, 2013, to the offenses of Hobbs Act Robbery in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 1951, and to Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(a).

         On July 10, 2012, UNCANGCO entered Imma Mart, a retail store in Yigo, Guam.  He pointed a silver Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver at the cashier and demanded money.  The cashier handed over approximately $100 in cash to UNCANGCO who then fled the store.  The robbery was captured on video surveillance.

         Three days later, UNCANGCO approached a cashier at the Submarina California Subs store in Hagatña.  He pointed a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber firearm at the cashier and demanded money.   UNCANGCO forcibly took a Bank of Guam money bag containing approximately $1,200 cash and receipts from the cashier.  Defendant then fled the scene in a Toyota pickup truck.

         Law enforcement recovered the Smith and Wesson .38 caliber firearm, fifty rounds of .38 caliber ammunition and the Bank of Guam money bag from the Toyota pickup truck.

         U.S. Attorney Limtiaco states, “The use of firearms to commit violent crimes places innocent civilians and the community at great risk of harm.  People who use firearms to commit crimes of violence will face aggressive prosecution and will receive significant jail time.”

         U.S. Attorney Limtiaco noted that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) Initiative, a nationwide commitment to aggressively prosecute defendants who engage in violent crime, drug distribution and gang involvement. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Guam Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosetta San Nicolas.

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