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Friday, May 12, 2017

Las Vegas Man Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Three Armed Commercial Robberies

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas man was sentenced to 156 months in prison for robbing three businesses and for brandishing a firearm during the robberies, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada.

 

Oscar Hernandez-Lopez, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and three counts of interfering with commerce by robbery. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Hernandez-Lopez to five years of supervised release and to pay a criminal money judgment in the amount of $1,500.

 

According to the plea agreement, from Dec. 19, 2014 to about Jan. 7, 2015, Hernandez-Lopez conspired with others to rob various stores in Las Vegas. On Dec. 21, 2014, he entered a Speedee mart, produced a firearm and demanded money from an employee and a customer. On Jan. 5, 2015, he entered a Boost Mobile Store, produced a firearm and demanded money. On Jan. 7, 2015, Hernandez-Lopez, dressed in a black hoodie, a black ski mask, and gloves, ran inside a Metro PCS store, jumped over the counter, pointed a handgun at an employee and said, “give me all the money.” Shortly after the Metro PCS robbery, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers stopped the vehicle Hernandez was driving and observed in plain view clothing that was consistent with those worn during the robberies. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle. During that time, Hernandez-Lopez admitted to participating in various robberies of local stores.

 

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexandra Michael.

 

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Violent Crime
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Updated May 12, 2017