A Maryland man will spend more than 18 years in state prison following his conviction in a series of armed robberies targeting 7-Eleven convenience stores in Leesburg and Sterling.
Carlton L. Frye, III, 23, of Lanham, MD, was identified as the suspect through a multi-jurisdictional effort between the Fairfax County Police Department, the Town of Leesburg Police Department and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
He was arrested in October 2018 in connection with the Sept. 3, 2018, robberies of the 7-Eleven in the 100 block of Dry Mill Road and the 7-11 in the 700 block of Fieldstone Drive in Leesburg, and a third robbery at the 7-Eleven in the 46100 block of Woodshire Drive in Sterling.
Frye was found guilty last week of three counts of armed robbery and three counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. In addition to a sentence of 18 years and eight months in prison, the judge imposed an additional fifteen years suspended time and ordered he pay restitution upon his release.
The Prince William County Police Department, the Prince George’s County Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service assisted in the investigation.