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2 Richmond men sentenced for serial robberies in April 2015

Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 16:39:43-05

RICHMOND, Va. –Two Richmond men were sentenced to prison for serial robberies in and around the city in April 2015.

Tramaine Standberry, 21, and Joshua Wright, 22, were sentenced Friday to 192 and 276 months in prison, respectively, for a robbery and brandishing a firearm during a robbery.

Standberry and Wright were found guilty on Dec. 9, 2015.

According to court documents, Standberry and Wright were under surveillance for suspicion of having committed several robberies in and around Richmond in April 2015.

While under surveillance on April 29, 2015, the men robbed a 7-Eleven at 3600 Mechanicsville Turnpike, stealing money and lottery tickets.

The store had been robbed three times in three years.

Officers gave pursuit on the ground and from the air and arrested the men hiding in a neighborhood near the 7-Eleven.

One of the firearms found was directly connected by forensic evidence to a robbery on April 4, 2015, where one of the men fired at a safe containing lottery tickets.

Officers also later discovered the men on film cashing lottery tickets stolen during the April 4 robbery and found event tickets stolen from the April 4 robbery in Standberry’s home.