Potty break leads to arrest

Published 10:16 am Saturday, April 24, 2010

The call of nature led to the capture on Thursday night of a man suspected of robbing a convenience store.

After a man entered the Kangaroo Mart in the 1100 block of Wilroy Road, he threatened the clerk and threw her to the floor before taking an undisclosed amount of cash and fleeing the store, according to police reports.

The clerk notified police, who responded from a patrol nearby and were directed by the clerk to the rear of the building, where she’d seen the man run after the robbery. When police got to the rear of the store, they found Sean P. Almond, 43, of Windsor, relieving himself there, Suffolk spokesperson Debbie George said in a press release about the incident.

Almond was quickly taken into custody and hauled away to police headquarters, where a search turned up cash that police believe was taken in the robbery, according to the press release.

Almond was charged with one count of armed robbery. Additional charges of assault and urinating in public were expected to be brought by indictment, she said. The suspect is being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.