NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Two men responsible for carjacking a Sears truck during a delivery in Hampton were convicted by a federal jury on several charges on June 22.
Antonio D. McGhee of Essex, Maryland, and Gabriel D. Mitchell of Norfolk were given information about the contents of a Sears delivery truck by Travis Williams, a Sears sub-contractor employee on Jan. 10, 2012. Williams posed as a victim, while Mitchell and McGhee handcuffed, duct-taped and blindfolded the real victim, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
McGhee and Mitchell used a U-Haul truck to load the appliances from the Sears truck.
According to the Attorney's Office, McGhee and Mitchell were convicted on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Both men face a maximum sentence of 20 years on conspiracy and robbery convictions, 15 years on carjacking, and seven to life on the firearm conviction.
Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 30, 2012.
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