Santa Fe man sentenced for armed robbery of store

Posted at: 03/27/2013 3:56 PM
Updated at: 03/27/2013 3:59 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for a firearms conviction stemming from a 2011 store robbery.

Prosecutors say 43-year-old Anthony Gutierrez was sentenced Wednesday and will be on three years of supervised release after his prison term.

Gutierrez and his younger brother were indicted in January 2012 in the armed robbery of a Kmart store on Oct. 21, 2011.

Prosecutors say Gutierrez had previously been convicted of residential burglary and larceny and was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He was arrested in February 2012 and has been in federal custody since then.

Prosecutors say Gutierrez planned to rob the store of DVDs. He fought with the store's loss prevention officers and pointed a firearm at them before fleeing.

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