Wednesday, 09 December 2015 09:39

Jury Convicts Robber Posing as Cleaning Customer

Andrew Langley Andrew Langley SCSO
MEMPHIS – December 9, 2015 - A man who robbed a dry cleaners after telling a clerk he was there to pick up his mother’s laundry was convicted Tuesday of aggravated robbery, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Andrew Langley, 25, who remains in custody, faces 8 to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 15 by Criminal Court Judge John Campbell.
A jury convicted Langley of robbing Continental Cleaners at 8095 Macon Road on Jan. 24 last year where he said he had come to pick up his mother’s dry cleaning and that she would be picking him up shortly.
The clerk testified that when she told him she could find no clothing under the name he gave her, Langley put a white pillow case on the counter and said, “Put it all in the bag.”She said he also pushed a square object through the hooded sweatshirt pocket and that it appeared to be a gun. After the clerk put all of the bills in the bag, Langley leaned over the counter and emptied the coins in the cash register drawer into the pillow case.
The total theft was $195.
After Langley left, the clerk looked out the window to see if he had gotten into a car, but instead she saw him again gesturing from his sweatshirt pocket as though he was pointing a gun at her.She later identified him in a photo spread.Langley did not testify.
The case was handled by Division 6 Lead Prosecutor Kirby May and Asst. Dist. Atty. Olivia Brame