TAMPA, Fla – Enrique Marquez, 26, Tampa, pleaded guilty to four robberies, conspiracy to commit those robberies, and two counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence while committing those robberies.
Marquez faces up to 20 years on each of the robbery counts, and the conspiracy count.
For the firearms offenses, he faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 7 years, up to life, in federal prison, consecutive to any other sentence imposed. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
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According to court documents, on May 5, 2022, Marquez and his co-defendants robbed two convenience stores in the Tampa area.
During the robberies, Marquez brandished a firearm. The next morning, Marquez and his co-defendants robbed two more Tampa area convenience stores in the same manner.
Additionally, on May 1, 2022, Marquez and one of his co-defendants attempted to rob an individual to obtain narcotics.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.