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Grand larceny charges dropped against Conway man

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CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Grand larceny charges have been dropped against a Conway man that police say staged an armed robbery in March of 2012, at the convenience store where his wife worked. Court records show he has pleaded guilty to other charges stemming from two other arrests in 2012.

Albert Anderson was arrested in March of 2012 and charged with grand larceny following an investigation by the Conway Police Department into a reported armed robbery.

Catina Hipp, spokesperson for the Conway Police Department, said that officers responded to the armed robbery report at the C&C Handi-Mart on Fourth Avenue in Conway on March 14, 2012.

Within minutes, responding officers met Anderson, the store clerk's husband, on scene, who told police that an unknown suspect approached his vehicle and allegedly stole his wife's purse, Hipp said.

Anderson told police he followed the suspect until he realized the suspect was armed with a gun, and he then returned to his car, found his son and left his wife at the store.

Hipp added that Anderson then called police to report an armed robbery and told them that the store's deposit was in her purse, as she gave it to him as she was locking up the store. He claims he had put the purse in his car just moments before the unknown person approached him.

Conway Police alleged that Anderson staged an armed robbery with an unnamed accomplice and kept the money, Hipp said.

For agreeing to plead guilty to charges in other cases, County attorneys dismissed the grand larceny charge for the robbery on January 15, 2013, officials confirmed.

According to court records, he pleaded guilty to third degree burglary on January 11, 2013 for a case where he was arrested in May of 2012. Anderson also pleaded guilty to breach of trust for another case where he was arrested on June 8, 2012.

Anderson was sentenced to five years in prison for these charges, suspended upon completion of drug court level two.

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