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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Four Men Plead Guilty to Tidewater AT&T Store Robberies

NORFOLK, Va. – Kendrick Perry, 23, Brice Keeling, 24, Breon Berry, 25, and Corey Holmes, 27, all of Norfolk, have pleaded guilty to charges related to their respective roles in robbing three AT&T stores in the Tidewater area in early 2016. 

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, the men conspired with one another to rob the stores of cellphones, tablets and cash.  The men entered the stores wearing masks and brandished what appeared to be firearms at the employees. They would subsequently demand money and access to the unsold electronic devices, including cellphones and tablets. They then would make the employees get down on the floor, zip tied their hands and feet, and took the employees personal phones and some form of identification, telling the employees that they now know where the employees live. In total, the men took approximately $370,000 worth of electronic devices and approximately $3,432 in cash during the robberies.  Keeling and Holmes conducted two of the robberies, while Keeling and Perry conducted the remaining robbery. Berry was the get-away driver for all three robberies.  Their robbery spree came to an end when a construction worker took down the license plate of their fleeing vehicle during their last robbery.  The plates came back to Berry who confessed to the robberies and named his co-conspirators.  Keeling and Perry were eventually arrested in Columbia, South Carolina, attempting to sell the electronic devices from the last robbery to a third party.

Each man faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when they are sentenced on separate dates in January 2017. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Jonathan F. Trimble, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Muhr is prosecuting the case.

 

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:16-cr-94.

Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated October 11, 2016