SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 21, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A federal grand jury has charged Alexander C. Sanchez with 11 robberies and 11 counts of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm.
Thirty-one-year-old Sanchez, aka Alexyanis Cutino Jimenez, is charged in the May 4 robbery of Bountiful Pawn, which left his partner — 40-year-old Kleydys Arbolaez-Hernandez — shot dead by the pawn shop clerk.
Besides the attempted robbery of Bountiful Pawn, Sanchez and his late partner have been implicated in five robberies in West Valley City between January to May; three robberies in Salt Lake City in January and February; a robbery in West Jordan in February; and robbery in Millcreek in March, according to information released Thursday by the Department of Justice.
Sanchez has now been formally charged in all those cases.
In addition, the men are suspects in several robberies in Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma.
Sanchez was arrested in Houston on May 25. He is a Cuban national, as was his partner, Arbolaez-Hernandez.
If found guilty of all charges, Sanchez faces up to 20 years in federal prison for each of the 11 robbery charges.
For the weapons charges, he faces up to seven years in prison for the first conviction, and up to 25 years each for subsequent convictions.