Las Vegas man pleads guilty in 2011 four-day robbery spree

Updated: 08/28/2014 3:38 PM | Created: 08/28/2014 3:36 PM
By: Blair Miller,

ALBUQUERQUE -- A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing a bank and four travel centers across New Mexico over a four-day period in 2011.

24-year-old Daniel Lujan was sentenced to 12 years in prison, with supervised release to follow, under the terms of his plea agreement.

Police arrested Lujan on August 11, 2011 and charged him with robbing the Community 1st Bank in Las Vegas on August 1, 2011.

In December 2012, Lujan was indicted on four counts of robbery that occurred between August 1 and 4, 2011. Along with the Community 1st Bank, Lujan admitted to robbing the Santo Domingo Travel Center in Kewa Pueblo and the San Felipe Travel Center in San Felipe Pueblo on August 2, and the Giant Gas Station in Bernalillo on August 4 of that year.

Lujan has been held in federal custody since his initial arrest.

The case is part of a federal initiative to remove violent and repeat offenders from New Mexico communities.

Photo: MGN

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