JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- Rock County District Attorney David O’Leary announced that Anthony Hill, age 48, was convicted Tuesday, January 28, 2012 following a two day jury trial of armed robbery with use of force as a repeater.
Hill was convicted of robbing the Pro Fuel Gas Station located at 1888 Shopiere Road in Beloit at shortly after 11:00 p.m. on July 29, 2013. The store clerk stated that she was behind the counter cleaning up near the end of her shift when the door to the cashier area suddenly slammed into her throwing her up against the wall. A man later identified as Anthony Hill then entered the cashier area and grabbed the clerk by the shoulder and ordered her to “Put all the damn money in the bag and hurry up.” The clerk stated that Hill was pointing something underneath his shirt which she believed to be a gun. The clerk then placed the currency from the cash register in a bag which Hill took and then exited the store. The clerk stated she observed a gun when Hill walked in front of the cash register area.
Officer Howes of the Beloit Police Department responded to the robbery and observed the surveillance video of the incident. Officer Howes was able to capture a still photograph of the robber from the video as the robber looked at the camera. Detective Johnson of the Beloit Police Department distributed a copy of the photograph of the robber to local probation and parole offices. Parole Officer Matt Burnett identified his client, Anthony Hill, as the subject in the photograph robbing the Pro Fuel Gas Station.
Hill is scheduled to be sentenced following the conviction for armed robbery with use of force as a repeated on April 2, 2014. The basis of the repeater allegation is that Hill was convicted of armed robbery in 2001 and was on extended supervision at the time he committed this offense. Hill committed the previous armed robbery in 2000 and was sentenced in 2001 to 12 years 6 months initial confinement time in prison and 17 years 6 months extended supervision. Hill had been released from the initial confinement portion of the sentence to extended supervision on March 8, 2013.