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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tampa Man Convicted Of Commercial Armed Robbery

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury today found Shamorcus Brandan Nesbitt (28, Tampa) guilty of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, interference with commerce by robbery, carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Nesbitt faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 37 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 19, 2015.  He was indicted on June 19, 2014.

According to evidence presented at trial, law enforcement officers identified Nesbitt and England Alexander Wilson as suspects in several commercial armed robberies in the Tampa Bay area.  On May 20, 2014, Nesbitt and Wilson robbed a Little Caesar’s Pizza in Tampa.  After tracking their movements, investigators recovered items used in the robbery, including clothing, gloves, and the firearm. Ultimately, both Nesbitt’s and Wilson’s DNA was found on gloves used in the robbery.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tampa Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Carlton C. Gammons and Josephine W. Thomas.

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Updated February 13, 2015