Portsmouth man pleads guilty to three 7-Eleven armed robberies

Posted at 11:46 AM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 15:53:40-05

Sherrod Cannon

Norfolk, Va. – A Portsmouth man pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing three 7-Eleven stores.

Sherrod Cannon, 24, was charged with conspiracy to interfere with commerce by means of robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

The charges come from three separate armed robberies Cannon committed in Portsmouth and Chesapeake in April 2015.

The first robbery happened on April 10, 2015 at the 7-Eleven on 5001 Portsmouth Boulevard. The second happened on April 13, 2015 at the 7-Eleven on 3445 Western Branch in Chesapeake. The final robbery happened on April 27, 2015 on 3500 Deep Creek Boulevard in Portsmouth.

Cannon was indicted on October 22, 2015.  Court documents say a surveillance video shows Cannon’s co-conspirator casing the store a few minutes before Cannon came into the store and pointed a revolver at the 7-Eleven employees.

Officers identified two suspects matching the description given by the victims, who later identified Cannon as the gunman.

Police found cash matching the amount taken from the registers evenly split between Cannon and his co-conspirator. Cannon also had a $2 bill, which the victim said was stolen from the register during the robbery.

Police also found a loaded .38 caliber revolver that was used during the robberies.

Cannon faces a mandatory minimum penalty of seven years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison. He will be sentenced on June 2, 2016.