NORFOLK (AP) -- A 19-year-old Norfolk man convicted of several crimes related to robberies in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina has been sentenced to nearly 97 years in prison.

Raymond Lewis Perry was sentenced Monday in federal court in Norfolk.

He was convicted in June on charges of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by means of robbery, three counts of interference with commerce by means of robbery, and four counts of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Court records show that during a two-week period in Sept. 2010, Perry robbed two Family Foods businesses in northeast North Carolina and a 7-Eleven, a pizzeria and a LukOil gas station in Virginia Beach. A clerk at the gas station was shot but survived.

He also was convicted of robbing two grocery stores that month in Gates County, N.C.

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