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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 20, 2015

Twin Brothers from Newport News Sentenced for Robberies

Firearm Discharged during Robbery of Buckroe Beach Market and Osming Buffet

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Shakeen D. Northcutt, and his twin brother, Rakeen D. Northcutt, both 22, from Newport News, Va., were sentenced today for their individual roles in a conspiracy to commit robberies.  Shakeen Northcutt was sentenced to 78 months in prison and Rakeen Northcutt was sentenced to 97 months in prison. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Charles E. Smith, ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen.

The Northcutt brothers were convicted on October 3, 2014, following a four day jury trial. According to court documents, the brothers each committed a separate robbery along with other individuals.  During the first robbery, on October 20, 2013, Shakeen Northcutt entered the Osming Buffett in Hampton, through an open back door, fired a shot, and left with $250.00.  In the second robbery, on October 28, 2013, Rakeen Northcutt entered the Buckroe Beach Market, also in Hampton, and confronted the owner who was working behind the counter. He fired two shots before running out the door with no proceeds. The victim was not injured.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert E. Bradenham, II prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

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. 4:14cr38.

Updated March 24, 2015