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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Dana J. Boente
, United States Attorney
Contact: Deanna Warren

Chesapeake Man Sentenced for Armed Robberies Involving 14 Victims

NORFOLK, Va. – Raymond Wyche, 47, of Chesapeake, was sentenced today to the maximum possible penalty, 51 months in prison, for his role in eight armed robberies in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

Wyche pleaded guilty on Dec. 3, 2015. The date and location of the eight armed robberies are listed in the table below.

 
Date Location
Feb. 11, 2014 7-Eleven, 6673 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach
March 19, 2014 Wilco-Hess, 6048 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach
March 25, 2014 7-Eleven, 201 S. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach
April 25, 2014 Exxon, 841 S. Military Highway, Virginia Beach
June 6, 2014 BP, 4900 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach
June 25, 2014 Exxon, 1102 S. Military Highway, Chesapeake
June 29, 2014 7-Eleven, 5444 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach
July 16, 2014 Gulf, 6029 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach

According to court documents, on March 19, 2014, Wyche entered the Wilco-Hess gas station located on Indian River Road in Virginia Beach, brandishing what looked like a real firearm at two employees and demanded that they give him all the money in the cash registers. The employees complied and gave him the money in the cash registers which totaled approximately $376.

On June 25, 2014, Wyche entered an Exxon gas station in Chesapeake and brandished what looked like a real firearm at the employee and demanded that she give him all the money in the cash registers. The employee complied and gave the defendant the money in the cash registers which totaled approximately $275.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia; and Michael F. Boxler, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis.

This case was investigated by ATF’s Washington Field Division with assistance from the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney William D. Muhr and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Butler 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. 2:15-cr-97.

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Field Division: Washington Field Division