Aaron Thomas McKenzie, 27, remained in the George Bailey Detention Facility on Monday but is awaiting transport to state prison. McKenzie will be first eligible for parole in August 2022, according to online records with the state Department of Corrections.
Court records show he pleaded guilty to robbery and San Diego Superior Court Laura Halgren imposed prison along with a $370 fine. She also ordered him to pay back the money taken from the store.
A female clerk was held up on March 20 at 4:50 a.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 2920 Adrian Street in Point Loma. She thought the weapon displayed was a real gun, but a BB gun was recovered later along with some of the money.
McKenzie was stopped by San Diego Police a mile away near Ocean Beach in the 2300 block of Etiwanda Steet near Voltaire Street on March 26.
Court records say McKenzie was on probation at the time after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance while in jail on another case in 2019. He could have been sentenced to five years in prison.