Convicted armed robber from Tabor City gets 30 years in jail - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Convicted armed robber gets 30 years in jail

Anthony Riggins (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Anthony Riggins (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WECT/WMBF) – A man charged with armed robbery and attempted armed robbery in Myrtle Beach in 2008 has been convicted and sentenced to spend several years in prison.

Anthony Maurice Riggins was arrested after an armed robbery on May 7, 2008. According to the Sun News in Myrtle Beach, Riggins is from Tabor City.

The Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office said Riggins went to the Sea Palms Motel and demanded money while "holding his hand around the belt area in a threatening manner."

He took some cash and then tried to rob the Holiday Sand North Motel, but was recognized from the first offense and arrested in a parking lot.

In 2009, the State offered Mr. Riggins 12 years in prison if he pleaded guilty to both offenses. He refused the offer and asked for a jury trial.

On Friday, June 21, 2013, a jury convicted Riggins of armed robbery. He was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison.

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