VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A man accused of robbing four people in the Lynnhaven Mall parking lot last year was sentenced Monday.
Commonwealth Attorney Harvey L. Bryant announced Monday that Roy Lee Jones, Jr., 23, was sentenced on charges of malicious shooting at an occupied vehicle, robbery with use of a firearm, two counts of robbery with use of a firearm-attempt, three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On Nov. 3, 2012, Jones and another male suspect robbed four victims in car in the Lynnhaven Mall parking lot after flagging them down and asking for a cigarette.
The victims followed the suspects toward Lynnhaven Parkway when one of the suspects fired two shots at the victim's vehicle and kept running. The driver flagged down an officer and told the officer they were just robbed.
The officer broadcast the suspects' description and direction of travel, and responding officers quickly apprehended the robbers and recovered the victims' property.
No one was hurt, but police arrested Jones and James O'Bryan Speight, 22, for the robbery.
Jones pled guilty Feb. 26 and was sentenced Monday to a total of 51 years in the Department of Correction -- 24 suspended and 27 to serve.
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