2 men sentenced to 13 years for armed robbery of Reno convenience stores

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Two California men have been sentenced to 154 months in prison followed by five years of probation for robbing a Reno convenience store on Black Friday in 2016.

Connor Timothy Woods, 28, and Michael Miller, 31, both of Santa Rosa, California, were found guilty on one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, one count of interference with commerce by robbery, and one count of use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

On Nev. 2016, Woods entered a 7-11 located at 6150 South McCarran Boulevard and pointed a handgun at a store clerk, and demanded money from the cash register and the slots register drawers.

When the clerk went to grab the slots register drawer, he saw Woods had put the gun down on the counter. The clerk attempted to grab the gun and they began to struggle. The gun fell to the floor and the clerk threw the cash drawer at Woods.

Woods left the store and fled the scene in a mini-van driven by Miller stealing approximately $100.

A few days later, a Reno Police Department detective found the get-away vehicle parked on the side of I-80 and the vehicle was towed to the police station and was able to identify Woods as a robbery suspect based on evidence discovered in the mini-van and from the surveillance videos.

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