Virginia man to spend nearly 16 years behind bars for armed robbery

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 16 years in prison for the armed robbery of firearms dealer.

33-year-old Desmond Littlejohn, of Norfolk, robbed Mac’s Reloads , a licensed firearms dealer in Hampton Roads.

According to court documents, Littlejohn and his co-conspirator used “inside information” from an employee to rob the owner of the store.

They waited until 3 a.m. for the owner and an employee of Mac’s Reloads to return from a gun show in Philadelphia. 

When the owner and employee arrived, they were ambushed. Littlejohn and his co-conspirator demanded a black bag, which they knew contained approximately $10,000 in proceeds from the gun show. 

They threatened the victims, saying that they would kill them if they didn’t comply.

“Criminals who rob innocent victims at gunpoint and threaten them with death will be brought to justice,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “I want to thank our partners at the ATF for their outstanding work and assistance as we continue to target violent criminals who target innocent victims.”

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