Ricardo Colmenero Reyes Pleaded Guilty To Multiple Armed Robberies
3:51 AM, Jun 8, 2012
A man dubbed the "Frustrated Fan" bandit because he wore either San Diego Padres or Chargers clothing during a five-week spree of armed robberies at gas stations, doughnut shops and convenience stores was sentenced Friday to 36 years and eight months in prison.
Ricardo Colmenero Reyes, 35, pleaded guilty in April to 17 counts of robbery and one count each of attempted robbery and possession of ammunition by a felon. The defendant admitted using a gun in all of the robberies. He also admitted a 2002 conviction for assault with a deadly weapon, said prosecutor James Koerber.During the sentencing hearing, Koerber showed Judge Charles Rogers a blown-up photo of Reyes pointing a gun at a female clerk at a Shell Gas station. The clerk was 8 1/2-months pregnant."He (Reyes) didn't care," the prosecutor said, "and he terrorized her and took her money."Reyes' crime spree began last Dec. 9 when he robbed the Super 8 Motel on Roosevelt Avenue in National City. His last holdup occurred Jan. 17 when he robbed a Subway shop on University Avenue in San Diego.In between, the defendant robbed a number of gas stations, a 7-Eleven store, other Subway shops and a Yum Yum Donuts on East Plaza Boulevard in National City.