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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia
Jessica D. Aber, United States Attorney
Contact: Press Office,
For Immediate Release
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Norfolk Man Convicted of Armed Robbery of Federal Firearms Licensee

NORFOLK, Va. – A federal jury convicted a Norfolk man today on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Jamique Mays, 30, conspired with a former girlfriend, Jaclyn Inge, 44, and a friend, Desmond Littlejohn, 37, to rob Inge’s employer, a federal firearms licensee. On Oct. 9, 2017, the three co-conspirators drove to Inge’s employer’s business in Virginia Beach. They waited until Inge’s employer and another co-worker arrived. Mays and Littlejohn approached the two victims and brandished firearms. They demanded a black bag they knew would contain a large sum of money the business earned during a weekend gun show held in Philadelphia. Once they obtained the bag, they ran back to the vehicle where Inge was waiting. As they fled the scene, Mays threw items out of the car window, including a black ski mask. Littlejohn’s DNA was found on the mask. Mays later confessed to committing a robbery to a friend while on Facebook Messenger.

Mays faces a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years and a maximum sentence of life in prison when sentenced on April 19, 2024. 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.

Littlejohn was previously convicted of the same charges in February 2019 and was sentenced to 189 months in prison. Inge pled guilty to illegally purchasing and possessing the firearm used by Mays in the robbery and was sentenced to 78 months in October 2020.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Jason S. Miyares, Attorney General of Virginia; Craig Kailimai, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division; and Paul Neudigate, Chief of Virginia Beach Police, made the announcement after Senior U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. accepted the verdict.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristin Bird and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyssa Miller are prosecuting the case. Miller also serves as a Virginia Assistant Attorney General.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities and measuring the results.

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 number 2:22-cr-123.


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