Man sentenced in string of robberies

Published 9:34 pm Friday, February 3, 2017

Sylvester Lipscombe, 49, of Newport News, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a string of commercial robberies in Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News in 2015.

Lipscombe pleaded guilty in federal court on Sept. 22.

According to court documents, Lipscombe robbed five businesses from Sept. 29 to Dec. 28, 2015. Victims included a Burger King in Suffolk, a Krispy Kreme in Hampton, the Hampton Health Mart and a Checksmart in Hampton and a Metro PCS in Newport News.

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Lipscombe has been ordered to pay $8,816.22 in restitution, and was sentenced to an additional two years in prison for violating the terms of his federal supervised release.