Newport News man pleads guilty to charges in five robberies

Sylvester Lipscombe
Sylvester Lipscombe

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Newport News man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in connection to five business robberies that happened in Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News in 2015.

48-year-old Sylvester Lipscombe was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 9.

According to court documents,  Lipscombe committed multiple robberies from Sept. 29 to Dec. 28, 2015:

Lipscombe faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for each robbery. He is set to be sentenced on February 3, 2017.

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