2 men sentenced in string of armed robberies

2 men sentenced in string of armed robberies
From left, Rashaun Smith, 18, Yolanda Hobbs, 20, and Devin Van Gundy, 24, were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Two men have been sentenced in a string of armed robberies.

Anthony Wilson, 19, of Chester, was sentenced to 27 years in prison for four armed robberies, and Devin Van Gundy, 24, of Petersburg, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Feb. 5, 2019, for an armed robbery in Carytown.

Wilson, Van Gundy and two others also suspected in several robberies in Chesterfield County.

The robbery occurred around 3 a.m. March 21, 2018, at the 7-Eleven in the 3600 block of West Cary Street.

Police say a man pointed a firearm at the clerk, demanded money from the cash register and stole both cash and merchandise from the store.

The suspect fled toward Thompson Street. Officers stopped the vehicle and charged three men and one woman found inside.

In addition to Van Gundy and Wilson, Rashaun Smith, 18, and Yolanda Hobbs, 20, both of Petersburg, were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

Anthony Wilson, 19, was charged with robbery and display of a firearm in commission of a felony. (Source: Richmond police)
Anthony Wilson, 19, was charged with robbery and display of a firearm in commission of a felony. (Source: Richmond police)

Chesterfield Police say the four suspects are also connected to robberies on Harrowgate Road and Kingston Avenue.

Police say Wilson robbed the 7-Eleven at 12120 Harrowgate Road on March 17, taking money and tobacco products. Then there was another robbery at the Mapco Express and Subway restaurant at 13200 Kingston Avenue on March 18. Again, police say Wilson took money and tobacco products, and Van Gundy was the driver for both robberies.

Police say Hobbs was present for both robberies, and Smith was present for the March 17 robbery.

From left, Rashaun Smith, 18, Yolanda Hobbs, 20, and Devin Van Gundy, 24, were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. (Source: Richmond police)
From left, Rashaun Smith, 18, Yolanda Hobbs, 20, and Devin Van Gundy, 24, were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. (Source: Richmond police)

All four face the following charges out of Chesterfield:

  • Wilson Jr. - robbery (x3), use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (x3), conspiracy to commit robbery (x2)
  • Van Gundy - robbery (x3), conspiracy to commit robbery (x2)
  • Hobbs - robbery (x3), conspiracy to commit robbery (x2)
  • Smith - robbery (x1), conspiracy to commit robbery (x1)

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