After three days of deliberations, Ricky Renee Sanders, 36, was found guilty of 44 felonies that he committed in 2011 at stores including PetSmart, Beverages & More, PetCo and GameStop.
Sanders received his nickname because he armed himself with a large silver handgun during the robberies, according to prosecutors.
In one of the robberies at a San Mateo PetSmart on Oct. 8, 2011, Sanders shot a manager in the leg, prosecutors said. Sanders was arrested after robbing a store in San Jose on Nov. 1, 2011, according to prosecutors.
In the three-week trial, the jury — consisting of four men and eight women — heard prosecutors explain how phone records, cash deposits, clothes and a getaway vehicle found at Sanders’ home implicated Sanders to the crimes. The 44 charges include armed robbery, attempted robbery, assault with a firearm, and mayhem.
Sanders is scheduled to be sentenced on April 25. He faces a possible life sentence.