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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Alamo Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Convenience Store Robbery

ALBUQUERQUE – Ronnie Ganadonegro, 38, a member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Alamo, N.M., was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his robbery conviction.

 Ganadonegro was arrested on Jan. 23, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with the Dec. 30, 2014 robbery of the Tiis’ Tsoh Mini Mart in Alamo, which is located in the Navajo Indian Reservation.  Ganadonegro subsequently was indicted and charged with one count of robbery.

On July 30, 2014, Ganadonegro entered a guilty plea to the indictment and admitted robbing the Tiis’ Tsoh Mini Mart on Dec. 30, 2013.  Ganadonegro admitted approaching the counter in the convenience store, pointing an air pistol at the cashier, and demanding the money in the cash register.  When the cashier opened the cash register, Ganadonegro grabbed the cash out of the register and fled on foot from the convenience store.

 This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Crownpoint office of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Novaline D. Wilson and Marisa A. Lizarraga.

Updated April 7, 2015