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Man from Albuquerque sentenced to more than 18 years in federal prison for two armed robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Eric Matthew Reddick, 23, of Albuquerque was sentenced in federal court on December 10 to 217 months in prison for two armed robberies he committed in 2017. 

            According to public court records, Reddick committed the first armed robbery in Albuquerque on October 3, 2017.  Reddick and another man went inside a gas station carrying firearms.  They wore masks, gloves, and hats to conceal their identities.  Reddick and the other man pointed their guns at a clerk and demanded money.  The clerk told them to calm down and assured them he would get the money.  However, Reddick shot his pistol at shelves of liquor behind the clerk.  The clerk then handed over money from the cash register.  Reddick and the other man fled the store. 

            On October 6, 2017, Reddick went to a convenience store in Albuquerque.  He picked up a pack of gum and put in on the counter with a dollar bill.  When the clerk opened a cash register, Reddick pulled out a pistol and demanded money.  This was the same gun Reddick used in the previous robbery three days earlier.  Reddick took money from the clerk and left the store with two witnesses watching him.  One of the witnesses took a cell photo picture of Reddick as he ran towards a car.  Reddick fired several shots at the witnesses, striking one in the neck and the other in the leg.  Reddick fled the scene in a stolen vehicle but police later tracked him down at a restaurant parking lot.  Officers stopped the vehicle, arrested Reddick, and seized the gun used in the robberies.

            On November 30, 2017, Reddick pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with interference with interstate commerce by robbery and carrying, brandishing, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  These charges stemmed from the robbery on October 6, 2017.   On March 25, 2019, Reddick pleaded guilty to an information charging him with interference with interstate commerce by robbery.  This charge stemmed from the robbery on October 3.  Reddick received concurrent sentences of 97 months in prison for the two robbery offenses.  He received a consecutive sentence of 120 months in prison for the firearm offense for a total sentence of 217 months imprisonment.

            The FBI investigated this case with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Albuquerque Police Department.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Trembley prosecuted the case as part of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s “SAUSA Partnership” with the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, a joint initiative designed to reduce violent crime in Albuquerque.    

Updated February 27, 2020

Press Release Number: 19-193