Chesapeake, Va. – A 47-year-old Chesapeake man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from several armed robberies that occurred in 2014 in both Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.
According to court documents, Raymond Wyche committed the robberies armed with a gun, aiming it at employees and demanding money.
He covered his face during the armed robberies but several witnesses that know him were able to identify him through video and audio surveillance. They recognized his voice, certain phrases he used, his mannerisms, size, shape, articles of clothing he wore, and a distinctive pinky ring that he had on his right pinky during all eight armed robberies, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
After one of the robberies, Wyche is seen shedding his clothing behind the store and his face was visible on surveillance images.
Wyche was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 5, 2015, on eight counts of interference with commerce by means of robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence. The following robberies were part of the indictment:
|Feb. 11, 2014||7-Eleven, 6673 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach|
|March 19, 2014||Wilco-Hess, 6048 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach|
|March 25, 2014||7-Eleven, 201 S. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach|
|April 25, 2014||Exxon, 841 S. Military Highway, Virginia Beach|
|June 6, 2014||BP, 4900 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach|
|June 25, 2014||Exxon, 1102 S. Military Highway, Chesapeake|
|June 29, 2014||7-Eleven, 5444 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach|
|July 16, 2014||Gulf, 6029 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach|
Wyche faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 16, 2016.