Two Salt Lake City men have been ordered to federal prison for stealing beer and cigarettes from a West Jordan gas station two years ago.
Naisa Angilau, 25, this week was ordered to serve 10 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Dee Benson for his role in a Oct. 5, 2009, robbery.
Angilau's prison sentence follows that of his co-defendant, Sione Vatuvei, 24, in September. Vatuvei was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
The two were charged in a three-count indictment in 2009 with robbery and discharging a firearm in a crime of violence.
The men entered Holiday Oil at 4783 W. 6200 South in West Jordan shortly before 10 a.m. the day of the crime, according to court documents.
Angilau went to a beer cooler and took four 12-packs of beer while Vatuvei went behind the store's counter and demanded a clerk hand him cigarettes, court documents state. Vatuvei fired a gun into the floor of the business to intimidate the clerk, according to court documents.
The two fled the scene in a white four-door sedan, but witnesses were able to provide police with a description of the vehicle, leading police to pull the duo over a short time later. Police retrieved beer and cigarettes from the vehicle.
Both men agreed to plea bargains before their sentencings. Angilau pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the discharge of a firearm during a robbery. Vatuvei pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm during a crime of violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
State court records show Angilau's criminal record includes five separate cases involving misdemeanor charges related to alcohol, drugs and an assault. Vatuvei's record in state court includes an assault case and giving false information to a police officer.
The federal prison system does not have parole, so Angilau and Vatuvei will serve the majority of their sentences. They are eligible to earn "good time," which would allow them to shave 54 days off each year of their sentences.