Brothers convicted for 2011 Virginia robbery spree

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Associated Press

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 6:17 PM

NORFOLK (AP) -- Brothers from Portsmouth have been found guilty on charges relating to an eight-week crime spree in the summer of 2011, when they robbed convenience stores and fast-food outlets from Roanoke to Norfolk.
 
The government says federal jurors in Norfolk convicted 21-year-old Laquan Draper and his 20-year-old sibling, Angelo, on Wednesday. They were found guilty of 12 counts of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and discharging a firearm during a robbery.
 
The Drapers are each facing a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years in a maximum of life at their sentencing in May.
 
Prosecutors say the brothers entered convenience stores with their faces cloaked with shirts and used either firearms or replicas. They were captured after a police pursuit in August 2011 in Chesapeake.

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