Man found guilty of robbery in South Lake Tahoe crime spree |

Man found guilty of robbery in South Lake Tahoe crime spree

Adam Jensen

A South Lake Tahoe jury has convicted a Hayward, California, man on numerous charges related to a November crime spree.

On Wednesday, March 23, a jury found Adam James Sanford guilty of two counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery and four counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, as well as special allegations for use and discharge of a firearm and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a robbery for a series of incidents near the CVS Pharmacy in the Bijou Shopping Center, according to a press release from the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office.

“During trial, the jury learned that on November 13, 2015, the Defendant approached two victims in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy in South Lake Tahoe, brandished both a gun and a knife, and threatened to shoot and stab the victims unless they gave him money,” according to the release. “The Defendant took a wallet from one victim and fled to the Beach Retreat Hotel where he brandished a gun and knife, threatened, and demanded money from two additional victims at an art exhibit. The Defendant took money from one of the victims and then fired a round from his handgun into the air before fleeing the scene. The Defendant was subsequently apprehended by officers from the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.”

The case was prosecuted by El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney Miles Perry.

Sanford, who was 32 at the time of his arrest, is scheduled to be sentenced April 18.

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