Carter Tillery walked into the Petersburg, Virginia branch of Swan Dry Cleaners, brandished a firearm, and walked out with a laptop and $40 to $100 in cash. He made the sole employee strip to her underwear and tied her up. He was caught after trying to sell the laptop to the barbershop next-door.
Truth be told, the conviction was a foregone conclusion. Though the employee's description of Tillery was mildly inaccurate, she identified him from a photo lineup, as did the barber who bought the laptop. Police found weapons stashed in an abandoned motel near where Tillery was staying. He also confessed the entire ordeal, in excruciating detail, to a snitching cellmate.