Man guilty of robbery

Published 11:51 pm Friday, September 17, 2010

A man who was captured in April urinating behind the store he had just robbed was found guilty Saturday of one count of robbery and one count of possession of cocaine.

Sean Purnell Almond

Sean Purnell Almond, 43, was convicted of the charges stemming from the April 22 robbery. About 11:30 p.m. that night, he entered the Kangaroo convenience store on Wilroy Road, walked behind the counter and ordered the clerk to get on her knees, according to evidence prosecutor Robert Sandwich Jr. presented in court.

After the clerk told him he wasn’t allowed behind the counter, Almond grabbed the woman, threw her to the floor and demanded she open the register. When she did, he grabbed $22 from the drawer and left.

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Suffolk police officers responded to the scene and found Almond relieving himself behind the store. The clerk identified him as the same man who robbed her, Sandwich said.

Police recovered cash from the robbery and a crack pipe in Almond’s pants pocket. He awaits his Nov. 19 sentencing in Western Tidewater Regional Jail.