NORWICH – A convicted felon, who committed his latest crime while out on furlough, was sentenced to additional prison time and ordered to pay restitution to the convenience store he attempted to rob.
Robert E. Straight of Plymouth appeared before Judge Howard Sullivan in Chenango County Court on Monday, where he pleaded guilty to third degree attempted burglary, a class D felony.
Straight admitted to breaking into the Kwik Fil gas station on state Hwy. 12 north of the City of Norwich in the early morning hours of Feb. 24. He ran when the store’s alarm sounded, he said. Police discovered him hiding in a line of trees behind the store.