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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 28, 2019

Orlando Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison For Robberies

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Adrian Gomez (20, Orlando) to 15 years in federal prison for committing armed robberies of a pizza delivery driver, a taxi cab driver, and a shoe salesman, and for brandishing and possessing firearms during crimes of violence. Gomez had pleaded guilty on March 27, 2019. 

According to court documents, on September 11, 2018, Gomez robbed a Pizza Hut delivery driver at gunpoint, taking approximately $190 in cash, as well as a number of Pizza Hut products. On September 16, 2018, Gomez robbed a shoe salesman at gunpoint, taking from him several pair of shoes worth approximately $800. The following day, Gomez robbed a taxicab driver at gunpoint, taking the driver’s watch, wallet, iPhone X, and approximately $100 in cash.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chauncey A. Bratt.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (“PSN”). PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Updated June 28, 2019