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Las Vegas Man With Lengthy Criminal History Of Burglary And Robbery Sentenced To Over 12 Years In Prison

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

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas man who robbed two tourists in the parking lot of their hotel at gunpoint and stole their vehicle, was sentenced this morning to 147 months in prison and three years of supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada. 

Brandon Michael White, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro. White pleaded guilty on April 11 to one count of carjacking and one count of using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. 

According to the guilty plea agreement, on Dec. 26, 2014, at approximately midnight, White approached a man and a woman in the parking lot of their hotel on East Flamingo Road just after they parked their vehicle. White pointed a revolver at their feet and told them to give him everything, including their car keys. White took the female victim’s purse and the male victim’s cellular telephone and the car keys, and drove off in their vehicle. White was captured hiding in a yard near another hotel, where he had discarded the stolen items and the handgun he used to commit the robbery.

White has seven prior felony convictions in Las Vegas for burglary, robbery, and theft, and numerous misdemeanor convictions. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, as part of the Safe Streets Task Force and Project Safe Neighborhoods program. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip N. Smith, Jr.

Updated July 21, 2016