Man convicted in armed robbery of cell phone store

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Eric Myrick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Eric Myrick, 31, was found guilty Wednesday on one count of armed robbery with a firearm in the September 2012 robbery of a cellphone store on Normandy Boulevard.

Prosecutors said Myrick went to the store and posed as a customer. When one of the employees walked to the back, Myrick followed him, pulled his gun out and held the two employees at gunpoint. He then stole cash, cell phones and the store’s security videos before fleeing the scene.

Myrick was arrested later that month after robbing a Cash America store on Blanding Boulevard. He was convicted of armed robbery with a firearm and false imprisonment in that case and sentenced to 25 years in prison, with a 10-year minimum mandatory.

Myrick now faces an additional 10-year minimum mandatory and up to life in prison for this conviction. He will be sentenced the week of June 6.

Assistant State Attorneys Finley Williams and Michael Tricoli prosecuted this case.

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