19-Year-Old Virginia Man Sentenced to Nearly 97 Years for Robberies

A 19-year-old Virginia man convicted of several crimes related to robberies in Virginia and North Carolina has been sentenced to nearly 97 years in prison.

Raymond Lewis Perry, of Norfolk, was sentenced Monday in federal court.

He was convicted in June on charges of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by means of robbery, three counts of interference with commerce by means of robbery, and four counts of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Court records show Perry robbed a pizzeria, a convenience store and a gas station in Virginia Beach in September 2010. A clerk at the gas station was shot but survived.

He also was convicted of robbing two grocery stores that month in Gates County, N.C.