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Man sentenced after attempted armed robbery of WaWa in Virginia Beach, crashing into building

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 16:15:13-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – One person is now in custody after trying to rob a WaWa at gunpoint in Virginia Beach.

Darryl Cornelius Delancey is accused of attempting to rob a Virginia Beach Wawa and fleeing from police

Darryl Cornelius Delancey is accused of attempting to rob a Virginia Beach Wawa and fleeing from police

Police say Emergency Communications received a report about someone who tried to rob the Wawa on 5701 Northampton Boulevard at 2:51 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30.

When officers arrived on the scene, they were able to get a description of the suspect’s vehicle.

They spotted the suspect’s vehicle and tried to stop it but the driver would not comply.

The vehicle then crashed into the Rainbow Screen Printing business on Shell Road.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident. He has been identified as 53-year-old Darryl Cornelius Delancey of Virginia Beach.

No injuries were reported.

Delancey has plead pled guilty to charges of Attempted Robbery, two counts of Use of Firearm, Eluding Police – Endangerment, and Assault and Battery.

In accordance with a plea agreement, Circuit Court Judge sentenced Delancey to a total of 35 years and 12 months. The Court suspended all but 11 years and one month in prison, which was the high-end of the Virginia State Sentencing Guidelines recommendation.