A 26-year-old felon who held up a Moreno Valley convenience store using a knife was sentenced Wednesday to five years in state prison.

Kamonte Ramone Miller of Perris pleaded guilty in September to robbery and a sentence-enhancing allegation of using a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office did not drop any charges as part of the plea agreement.

According to sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Marcuse and court documents, Miller perpetrated the holdup in the 12000 block of Frederick Street, just south of the Moreno Valley (60) Freeway, on March 15, 2021.

Marcuse said Miller entered the business about 10:30 p.m., pulled a knife on the clerk, ordered him to step aside, then went behind the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

No one was injured.

Marcuse said Miller fled immediately afterward in an unknown direction, and patrol deputies responding to the victim’s 911 call searched the area without success.

Marcuse said detectives picked up leads, including video from the Moreno Valley Citywide Camera System, that ultimately identified Miller as the perpetrator, culminating in an arrest warrant being served days later at his residence near the intersection of Marigold Drive and Old Evans Road.

Miller was taken into custody without incident.

Court records show he has a prior felony conviction in another jurisdiction, but the offense was not specified.

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