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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 5, 2018

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Armed Robbery of Pizza Delivery Person

ALBUQUERQUE – Xavior Akina, 21, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 84 months in prison for violating the Hobbs Act by robbing a pizza delivery person on March 7, 2016.  Akina will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Akina was charged in a three-count indictment filed on May 10, 2016.  The indictment charged Akina with two counts of violating the Hobbs Act, the first on March 6, 2016, by robbing a Domino’s Pizza employee at gunpoint, and the second on March 7, 2016, by robbing a Papa John’s Pizza employee at gunpoint.  It also charged Akina with brandishing a firearm during the two crimes of violence, and alleged that Akina committed the offenses in Bernalillo County, N.M.

On July 20, 2017, Akina pled guilty to the armed robbery of a Papa Johns pizza delivery person and to brandishing a firearm during the robbery.  In entering the guilty plea, Akina admitted that on March 7, 2016, he threatened the victim with a firearm and demanded money from the victim while the victim was delivering pizza.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eva Fontanez.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
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Updated February 5, 2018