A Norfolk man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to armed robbery and firearms charges in relation to his participation in several armed robberies in Hampton Roads, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
According to court documents, Lorenzo E. Roscoe, 30, admitted to committing armed robberies of two Dollar General stores, two 7-Eleven stores and one Family Dollar store in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth.
Roscoe pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a robbery. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 7 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life.
He will be sentenced on Sept. 6.
“Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties,” prosecutors wrote in a news release. “A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.”