Norfolk man sentenced to 14 years for 31 armed robberies

Jesse Bray (Photo: Western Tidewater Regional Jail)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk man who took part in 31 armed robberies was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday.

Court documents say from August 2016 to January 2017, 22-year-old Jesse Bray participated in the robberies with two other co-conspirators at places including convenience stores, gas stations, cash advance stores and wireless phone stores.

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According to prosecutors, Bray and his co-conspirators would enter the businesses, pull out a gun — in some instances, a sawed-off shotgun — and demand money. The men stole about $10,000 during the robberies.