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Middle District of Florida

Friday, July 17, 2015

Orlando Man Sentenced To More Than 10 Years For Armed Robbery

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced Brandon Maurice Long (24, Orlando) to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for the robbery of a convenience store, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to that robbery.  The Court also ordered him to forfeit the firearms and ammunition involved in the robbery.  Long pleaded guilty on April 28, 2015.

According to court documents, on the night of December 28, 2014, Long and co-defendant Dontreaun Tremayne Alexander robbed the Circle K located at 7530 Forest City Road in Orlando, Florida. Long and Alexander entered the store with their faces covered and demanded that the store cashier open the safe. Both men were carrying guns. When the cashier was unable to open the safe, Alexander threatened to shoot her.  The robbery was recorded by store video and audio surveillance. Long was apprehended at the scene and Alexander fled.

The case against Alexander is currently pending.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Vincent S. Chiu and Kara M. Wick.

Violent Crime
Updated July 17, 2015