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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 1, 2018

Man Admits to String of Armed Robberies in Hampton Roads

NORFOLK, Va. – A Norfolk man pleaded guilty yesterday to armed robbery and firearms charges in relation to his participation in several armed robberies in Hampton Roads.

According to court documents, Lorenzo E. Roscoe, 30, admitted to committing armed robberies of two Dollar General stores, two 7-Eleven stores and one Family Dollar store located in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth.

Roscoe pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a robbery. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 7 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life when sentenced on September 6. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller accepted the plea. Assistant U.S. Attorney William D. Muhr is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:18-cr-57.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated June 1, 2018