Amnicon man sentenced in convenience store robberyAn Amnicon man will spend two years in prison for a robbery in which he got about $120 from a convenience store in February.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
An Amnicon man will spend two years in prison for a robbery in which he got about $120 from a convenience store in February.
Adam L. Burhans, 21, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court to one count robbery with threat of force. He was sentenced to two years in prison and five years of extended supervision. He was ordered to pay $305 in restitution, and $666 in fines and court costs. The charge stems from a Feb. 21 robbery at the Citgo store at 2821 E. Second St.
According to the criminal complaint:
A man later identified as Burhans brought an orange soda to the counter to ring it up. He set the bottle down and handed the cashier a $10 bill. When she opened the register, he reached over the counter and tried to grab money from the cash drawer. The cashier yelled “no” at the man and saw he had his left hand up in the air over his shoulder and was holding what appeared to be a knife. He ran out the door. It was later determined that $120 was taken from the drawer.
Burhans was also accused of taking part in two additional convenience store robberies in February at the Billings Park ICO and the Citgo at 4202 E. Second St. Those charges were dismissed.
At the time of the robbery, Burhans was on probation for his role in a string of rural Douglas County burglaries in 2010 and 2011. The probation was revoked and he was sentenced to an additional 18 months in prison and 24 months extended supervision, to be served consecutively to the sentence for the robbery.