A Maryland man was sentenced to 18 years and eight months in the Virginia Department of Corrections after being convicted of the armed robberies of three 7-Eleven convenience stores in 2018, according to the Leesburg Police Department.
Carlton L. Frye, III, 23, of Lanham, Maryland, was arrested in October 2018 in connection with the Sept. 3, 2018 robberies of three Loudoun 7-Eleven locations — two in Leesburg, one in Sterling.
The LPD collaborated with the Fairfax County Police Department and the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office to identify the suspect.
Authorities say Frye was found guilty in Loudoun County Circuit Court last week of three counts of armed robbery and three counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
The presiding judge imposed an additional 15 years suspended time and further ordered Frye pay restitution upon release from prison.
Assistance in the investigation was provided by the Prince William County and Prince George's County police departments, as well as the U.S. Marshals service.