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Man sentenced in robbery

June 27, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

A 42-year-old man was ordered Monday by Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. to serve seven years and six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to robbing Oak Ridge Liquors in February.

Albert Cameron Moore, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to robbery and was ordered to serve 15 years in prison, half of which was suspended, for the Feb. 4 robbery of Oak Ridge Liquors at 18208 W. Oak Ridge Drive.

Long ordered Moore to also serve three years of supervised probation upon his release.

According to charging documents, Oak Ridge Liquors was robbed Feb. 4 at 11:09 a.m. Deputies learned from clerks that Moore went into the store, showed what appeared to be a handgun, ordered two customers and a clerk to the ground and made off with $150, documents state.

Moore said, "This is a robbery. I want all the cash," according to charging documents. He dropped a pack of USA cigarettes at the store before leaving, documents state.

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When deputies arrived, they learned that Moore ran toward Oak Ridge Apartments, documents state.

Deputies traced Moore to Oak Ridge Apartments after learning from store clerks that he had tried to cash a check at the liquor store a couple of days before the robbery.

Later, a search and seizure warrant was executed at an Oak Ridge apartment, but Moore was not found there.

He was found at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md., where he was a patient, police said.

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