Man from Iowa receives over 3 years in prison for robberies
OMAHA, Neb. -- An Iowa man man will serve over three years in prison for a robbery charge.
Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 22-year-old Mario Quiroga, of Carter Lake, Iowa, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Tuesday. He was charged for one count of interference with interstate commerce by way of robbery. Quiroga received 41 months in federal prison and will have a three-year term of supervised release after the initial sentence. There is no parole in the federal system. Quiroga was also ordered to pay $466.00 in restitution.
According to court document, Quiroga robbed three businesses in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha in a span of about 90 minutes on July 21, 2021. Quiroga and officers with the Omaha Police Department were in a high-speed pursuit after the robberies, driving over 90 mph while he attempted to flee the scene.
Officials said Quiroga first robbed a Walgreens in Council Bluffs, showing an airsoft gun at 3:28 a.m. on July 21, 2021. Then at 4:21 a.m., Quiroga robbed a Kwik Shop on Q St. in Omaha. After, Quiroga robbed a QuikTrip on L St. in Omaha at 4:37.
Authorities said the officers identified Quiroga’s vehicle as a suspect vehicle in the area of the last robbery, and that is when Quiroga reportedly sped up and fled the area. Officers were able to identify Quiroga and take him into custody at his residence in Carter Lake on Aug. 6, 2021.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and OPD.