NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk man could face up to life in prison after he was convicted for his role in the robbery of a firearms dealer.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said 33-year-old Desmond Littlejohn and a co-conspirator robbed a dealer in Virginia Beach in October 2017.
Prosecutors said the dealer and an employee had just returned from a gun show in Philadelphia — and were in the process of unloading a truck — when the two suspects ran up and brandished firearms.
Littlejohn and his co-conspirator took a duffle bag with $10,000 in proceeds from the show.
Prosecutors said the two suspects tossed items out the duffle bag as they were fleeing in a car, in an effort to get to the money.
Virginia Beach police later found discarded items that included a cash bag next to a ski mask.
Law enforcement was able to trace the mask back to Littlejohn, prosecutors said.
A federal jury found Littlejohn guilty late last week on charges of robbery and brandishing a firearm during a robbery.
Littlejohn could see between seven years and life in prison when he is sentenced on May 14.