VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A Virginia Beach man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday for three counts of robbery and use of a firearm.
20-year-old Jordan Ceprece Anderson was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Edward W. Hanson, Jr., according to Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney Harvy L. Bryant.
Bryant said if the case had gone to trial, evidence would prove Anderson and an accomplice committed three armed robberies of Virginia Beach businesses in April of last year.
On April 20, a woman was closing the Super Cuts on Diamond Springs Road when she and her husband were forced back into the store at gunpoint by masked men. The suspects threatened and robbed them.
The next night, Anderson and his accomplice robbed a Burger King on Laskin Road at gunpoint. Two employees were forced to the ground while the two took money.
Anderson and his accomplice robbed the Hardee's on Dorset Avenue the next night, wearing masks and guns.
Anderson became as suspect for the robberies when he attempted to rob two undercover police officers sitting in a parked car. When he put his gun to the passenger window of the car and demanded money, one of the officers pulled out a gun and fired. Anderson began to run away, turned back to the officer and raised his gun, before being shot in the leg by the officer.
He was arrested hours after the crime when he went to a hospital for treatment.
Anderson pleaded guilty to all charges against him on October 15, 2012.
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