38 years for Virginia man in robbery spree

May 4, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. — A Richmond man has been sentenced to more than 38 years in prison for a robbery spree that targeted 11 businesses.

U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride says 23-year-old Gary Young and an accomplice netted more than $5,000 from the robberies.

U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne sentenced Young on Thursday to 38 years and six months in prison.

Young pleaded guilty in February to five counts of robbery affecting interstate commerce and two firearms counts. He admitted in court to committing six other robberies.

The robberies occurred from April 30, 2011, through Aug. 5, 2011 at gas stations, fast food restaurants, convenience stores and groceries in Richmond.

Read more: The Post’s crime coverage

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