Gloucester man found guilty of robbing 7-Eleven

by Kim Robins - Posted on Oct 10, 2018 - 01:51 PM

A Gloucester man pleaded guilty and was found guilty Tuesday of robbing a county 7-Eleven convenience store in June. Jeremy L. French, 31, made the plea in Gloucester Circuit Court where it was accepted by Judge Jeffrey W. Shaw. 

Gloucester Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Looney said French entered the 7-Eleven at White Marsh around 12:18 a.m. on June 22 wearing a black trash bag on his head with eye holes cut out.

When French demanded money from a store clerk, Looney said she gave him $91 and he thanked her. He then left the scene on foot. According to the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office, French implied he had a gun during the robbery. 

Gloucester deputies found French about two hours later at another local convenience store, where they arrested him and found a large amount of cash in his pants pocket. 

Looney said French told an investigator that he had been dropped off at Damon’s and had a beer before he made a mask, went to the 7-Eleven and told the clerk to give him all of her cash. 

French said he had no gun but just a lighter in his pocket and he believed he received about $80 from the clerk. His sentencing is set for Dec. 18.