Las Cruces Resident Receives 46-Month Prison Term for Armed Robbery


January 25, 2024, 12:00 am

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 01/24/2024 @ 5:00 PM

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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 Myles Delando Luciano has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. Luciano, 27, of Las Cruces, pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by threats or violence on May 1, 2023.

In his plea agreement, Luciano admitted that on July 27, 2022, he and Joshua Lopez wrongfully obtained property from Lowe’s Home Improvement by taking the property without paying for it, using the threat of force, violence, and fear. Luciano acknowledged that the stolen items of property had moved in interstate commerce, causing a delay, obstruction, and impact on interstate commerce due to the store being forced to expend time and resources for law enforcement to investigate the robbery.

Upon his release from prison, Luciano will be subject to three years of supervised release.

Joshua Lopez, 26, of Las Cruces, pleaded guilty to three counts of interference with commerce by threats or violence on Aug. 8, 2023. Lopez remains in custody pending sentencing, which is currently not scheduled.

The Las Cruces Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Las Cruces Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Maria Y. Armijo and Ry Ellison are prosecuting the case.

View the Plea Agreement HERE.


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