Four Norfolk men get prison time for robbing AT&T stores last year

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NORFOLK — The last of four men involved in a string of AT&T robberies across Tidewater last year was sentenced to prison Friday.

Corey Holmes, 27, of Norfolk, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for his part in robbing three cell phone stores. He pleaded guilty to the crimes on Oct. 7.

Holmes’ co-conspirators have already been sentenced. They include Kendrick Perry and Brice Keeling, who were both sentenced to more than 10 years in prison, and Breon Berry who was sentenced seven years, according to the United States Department of Justice.

According to the DOJ, the men wore masks during the robberies and waved what appeared to be guns at the workers. They stole tablets, cellphones and cash.

After they took the items, the men told the workers to get on the ground, tied their hands and feet, stole their personal cellphones and identification and threatened them by saying they knew where they lived, according to a DOJ news release.

Keeling and Holmes left the first two stores with $370,000 in electronic devices and $3,432 in cash. Perry and Keeling robbed a third store, and Berry was the get-away driver for all three robberies, the release said.

When Berry fled the scene of the last robbery, a construction worker took his license plate information and reported it to the police. The plates came back to Berry, and he named the other men involved, according to the news release.

Keeling and Perry were arrested in Columbia, S.C., when trying to sell the devices to a third party.

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