A Phoenix man, Jonathan Bastida-Delgado, was sentenced last week to 120 months in prison after pleadig guilty to two counts of Hobbs Act Robbery and one count of Using, Carrying, and Brandishing a Firearm during and in relation to a Crime of Violence.
His prison sentence is to be followed by three years of supervised release.
In March 2020, authorities became aware of a series of armed robberies targeting businesses in Phoenix, Glendale and Buckeye, Arizona from late February through mid-March 2020. According to witnesses, the suspect in each robbery matched the same general physical description, wore a combination of the same clothing, and made similar types of threats to the victims.
In each robbery, Bastida-Delgado, age 28, also used the same black and silver semiautomatic handgun. Working together, the FBI and local law enforcement identified and located Bastida-Delgado and took him into custody without incident on March 17, 2020.