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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Man Sentenced For 2014 Convenience Store Robberies

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas man was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson to 51 months in prison for three convenience store robberies in 2014, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

 

Eddie Junior Rodriguez, 46, pleaded guilty on Aug. 2, 2016, to three counts of interference with commerce by robbery.

 

“The defendant was brazen and robbed three convenience stores in less than two hours,” said U.S. Attorney Bogden. “Working with the FBI and our law enforcement partners, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to reducing violent crime in Nevada and keeping our communities safe.”

 

According to court documents, Rodriguez admitted that on Dec. 23, 2014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., he entered a Speedee Mart, pointed a knife at an employee and demanded money. Approximately 30 minutes later, at another Speedee Mart location, Rodriguez brandished a knife and demanded money. The third robbery occurred shortly before 5:00 a.m. at Snackers where he demanded money.

 

The case was investigated by the FBI; and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexandra Michael.

 

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Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated February 8, 2017