FBI: Albuquerque Man Gets 7 Years For Armed Robberies

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced today that Justin Bryant Koch was sentenced to 84 months in prison.

Koch, 34, of Albuquerque, pleaded guilty on Feb. 1, 2023, to one count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery. Upon his release from prison, Koch will be subject to 3 years of supervised release.

According to the plea agreement and other court records, at 5 p.m. on April 7, 2020, Koch entered the Oasis Convenience Store on Carlisle Blvd. NE in Albuquerque and while brandishing a firearm, approached the clerk and demanded that the clerk give him money. The clerk pulled his own firearm in self-defense and Koch fled the store.

Approximately one hour and 40 minutes later, Koch entered the Casa Taco Restaurant on Academy Road NE in Albuquerque and repeated his previous behavior, approaching the clerk while armed with a firearm and demanding that the clerk give him money. The clerk gave Koch $331.63 and Koch fled the scene.

After an investigation, it was determined that Koch was the main suspect, and he was later arrested.

The FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Thomas J. Aliberti prosecuted the case.


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