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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Norfolk Man Sentenced To 13 Years for 2007 Armed Robbery

NORFOLK, Va. – Anthony Charles Hunter, 57, of Norfolk, was sentenced today to a total of 156 months in prison for interference with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Hunter was also ordered to pay $10,396.01 in restitution.

Hunter pleaded guilty on Oct. 28, 2015. According to court documents, Hunter committed approximately 12 commercial armed robberies in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk and Virginia Beach between Sept. 29, 2007 and Oct. 18, 2007.    

On Oct. 15, 2007, Hunter entered the Acredale Center Citgo in Virginia Beach.  Hunter paid a clerk employed at the business $3 for gasoline and left the store.  Moments later, Hunter re-entered the store and approached the clerk at the front counter.  Hunter brandished a firearm at the clerk and ordered her to be quiet.  The clerk, who was in the process of counting the store’s proceeds from the previous weekend with the store safe open, activated a silent alarm.  Hunter then walked behind the counter.  Fearing for her safety, the clerk struck Hunter in the head, whereupon Hunter struck the clerk upon her head with the firearm.  Hunter forced the clerk to the floor behind the counter and stood over her.  Hunter instructed the clerk to be quiet and struck her again.  Hunter collected approximately $8,000 in cash belonging to the business and left the store. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and John S. Adams, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson. 

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office with the assistance of the Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk and Chesapeake Police Departments.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Darryl J. Mitchell and Andrew Bosse prosecuted 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. 2:12-cr-124.

Violent Crime
Updated February 4, 2016