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Armed robbery suspect to plead to store incident

Dec 28, 2017 From staff reports

A woman linked to convenience store robberies in both Riverton and Lander is set to plead guilty to an aggravated robbery that took place this fall at a Loaf 'N Jug in Lander.

Under a plea agreement, Lynn Tendore's only guarantee is that he won't be sentenced to a prison term longer than 15 years.

Tendore was previously accused of armed robbery two years ago in Riverton.

Lander police were dispatched at about 7:45 p.m. Oct. 21 to the business at 195 Main St. in Lander, where a commercial panic alarm had been set off.

Within minutes of the alarm being set off, Lander Police Department officers arrived at the store and got a description of the 18-year-old Fort Washakie resident from employees and citizens in the area.

Meanwhile, an off-duty sergeant had heard the robbery call on a police radio and responded to the area in his personal vehicle to help. The off-duty officer was able to detain Tendore and recover the stolen money, as well as the weapon used to commit the crime.

Tendore's previous robbery in Riverton occurred Oct. 19, 2015, at the Pit Stop on South Federal Boulevard. Investigators said Tendore had walked into the gas station dressed only in a sports bra, short-shorts and tennis shoes and pointed a gun over the counter at the clerk, who handed over about $300 in cash.

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