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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 2, 2019
G. Zachary Terwilliger
, United States Attorney
Contact: Joshua Stueve

Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in 2017 Armed Robbery

RICHMOND, Va. – A Glen Allen man was sentenced today to 104 months in prison for his role in a November 2017 armed robbery of a 7-Eleven in Richmond.

According to court documents, Devin Walcott, 21, and two others met in the early morning hours of Nov. 23, 2017, when they planned to travel to Green Top Hunting and Fishing, a sporting goods store and federally licensed firearms dealer in Ashland, to break in and steal firearms. When they arrived at the store, they could not break into any of the doors of the building. As a result of their inability to break into the store, one of the individuals fired a firearm at a lock on one of the doors to try and gain entry. Hearing the gunshot, an employee that was inside the store, but who Walcott and the others had not realized was there, yelled at the would-be burglars. That led them to flee the area in Walcott’s vehicle. 

After failing to break into Green Top, the three co-conspirators decided to rob a 7-Eleven on Cary Street in Richmond. Each of the three wore Halloween-style masks over their faces and wore hoodies. One of the co-conspirators, not Walcott, carried a firearm into the store to complete the robbery. However, all three entered the store together, and all three left the store once the robbery ended.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen E. Anthony prosecuted 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 are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:19-cr-91.

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