PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Two Portsmouth brothers were sentenced Wednesday for a series of robberies in 2011.
A release from the United States Attorney's office said that 21-year-old Laquan Draper and his brother, 20-year-old Angelo Draper, were sentenced Wednesday for a number of commercial robberies over an eight-week period in 2011.
Laquan Draper was sentenced to 413 months in prison and Angelo Draper was sentenced to 300 months for multiple convictions involving conspiracy, robbery and firearms.
The two men went on an eight-week robbing spree starting in July 2011 spanning the area between Roanoke and Norfolk. The Draper brothers would enter stores with shirts tied around their faces, carrying firearms or replica firearms, jump over counters and steal money.
They were also convicted of conspiring to rob 20 restaurants and convenience stores.
Laquan and Angelo Draper were arrested following a high-speed chase in August 2011 in Chesapeake. According to Peter Carr with the U.S. Attorney's Office, the two brothers crashed a stolen car into a Chesapeake police vehicle.
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