‘Chrome Revolver Bandit’ found guilty in 14 armed robberies 

A jury found the “Chrome Revolver Bandit” guilty of all charges in connection with 14 armed robberies in San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties Friday.

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.

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