JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville father was convicted this week in an armed robbery he committed while his teenage son and his friend were waiting in the car.
In February 2012, 35-year-old Larry Jossey Jr. devised a plan to rob and carjack an individual. While his 16-year-old son and a 17-year-old friend were in the car, Jossey went to a local gas station to find someone to rob.
Jossey spotted a 62-year-old man who was at the store buying headache medicine for his wife. Jossey followed the man home, and when the man exited his car, Jossey and his son held him up with a handgun. Jossey then took the man's money and car.
Police found a stranded vehicle near the scene of the crime, which led them to Jossey's house. Police found the victim's stolen car at the Jossey's home.
Jossey faces mandatory life in prison because he is a habitual felony offender and a prison release re-offender. He has felony convictions for driving with a license suspended or revoked, battery upon a pregnant female and carrying a concealed firearm. He will be sentenced June 18.
Jossey's son, Larry Jossey III, pleaded guilty to a charge of armed robbery. He will be sentenced next month.
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