Bob De La Rosa, 31, was
sentenced to 70 months in federal prison on Wednesday for robbing four Honolulu
businesses in the fall of 2012.
In previously pleading guilty, De
La Rosa had admitted to using a replica handgun to obtain property from four
businesses engaged in interstate commerce.
United States Attorney Florence
T. Nakakuni said that according to information produced in court, from August
19, 2012, to November 4, 2012, De La Rosa showed a replica handgun to employees
of four businesses on four separate occasions in demanding oxycodone from the
first business and money on the three subsequent robberies.
De La Rosa took 300 oxycodone
pills from a Walgreens pharmacy on Kapiolani Boulevard; $395 in cash from Rix
Island Wear on Ala Moana Boulevard; $2,675 in cash from the Lono God of Peace
jewelry store on Kalakaua Avenue; and $651 from Lucky Brand clothing store on
In addition to 70 months in
prison, Judge Kobayashi also sentenced De La Rosa to a three-year term of
supervised release and ordered that he pay $4,133 in restitution to the victims.
The robberies were investigated by the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Honolulu Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Nammar.