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Federal Jury Convicts Man in Armed Robbery of Westminster Gas Station

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER - The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that a federal jury in Denver has convicted Dimas Alexander Munguia-Herrera for armed robbery of a Conoco gas station and for discharging a firearm during and in relation to that armed robbery, which is a crime of violence under federal law.

According to court documents and facts presented at trial, Minguia-Herrera committed the robbery of cash and other items just before he discharged a firearm at a Conoco gas station in Westminster, Colorado, on January 12, 2023.  Surveillance footage at trial showed a masked Munguia-Herrera pointing the gun before he discharged it into the wall barely missing the cashier.  He left the Conoco gas station in a stolen white Bronco, which was later found with evidence inside that traced back to the Defendant.

“Our office is committed to making Denver a safer place to live,” said U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan.  “This prosecution is another step in the right direction.”

“The FBI continues to work with agencies like Westminster Police to target the violent criminals terrorizing communities across Colorado,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Mark Michalek. “We will continue to leverage our resources and partnerships to get the bad actors off the streets.”

United States Chief District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer presided over the federal jury trial.  Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.

The Westminster Police Department, the Denver Police Department, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorneys Albert Buchman and Alison Connaughty handled the prosecution.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Case No. 23-cr-105-PAB

Updated February 17, 2024

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime