Anchorage couple indicted on charges of robbing, assaulting cab drivers

  • By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:50pm
  • NewsCrime

Two people were indicted last week for allegedly assaulting and robbing two Anchorage-area cab drivers last year.

Hector Rivera, 21, and Shirley Borrero-Qinones, 21, were indicted Wednesday, Jan. 9, each for two counts of robbery in the first degree, one count of assault in the second degree, one count of burglary in the first degree, one count of assault in the third degree, and five counts of theft in the second degree, according to a Jan. 10 press release from the Alaska Department of Law.

In March of last year, the two allegedly assaulted a cab driver near Anchorage’s Spring Creek area, robbed him at gunpoint and tried to shove him in the trunk of his cab, according to the release.

The two are also accused of assaulting and robbing a second cab driver in the Girdwood area in March.

If convicted at trial, both defendants face sentences of up to 20 years imprisonment for each of the robbery charges, up to 10 years imprisonment for burglary and second-degree assault charges, and up to five years imprisonment for the assault in the third degree and second-degree theft charges.

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