Commonwealth v. Vincent McDonald McClean Jr.; Man Sentenced to 23 Years for Home Invasion Robbery

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

​Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Vincent McDonald McClean Jr., age 21, of the 1400 block of Eddystone Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced today on charges of Robbery (3 counts), Attempted Robbery, Abduction (4 counts), Armed Burglary, Conspiracy, and Use of a Firearm (8 counts).  Circuit Court Judge Glenn R. Croshaw sentenced McClean to 88 years in prison with 65 years suspended, leaving 23 years to serve. 

McClean was found guilty of these charges after a trial before Judge Croshaw on June 18, 2019.  The Commonwealth's evidence proved that on January 17, 2018, four (4) people were smoking marijuana in a home in the Pembroke area of Virginia Beach.  Two masked, armed men wearing blue gloves entered the home.  They robbed two of the victims in the kitchen, and one of the assailants pistol-whipped one of those victims and forced him to take his clothes off.  The other two victims were in a back bedroom, and they were forced to the kitchen and robbed at gunpoint.  All four victims were then ordered into a hall closet and told to count to 100 million out loud. As the armed men ransacked the house, the victims counted to 700 before running to a neighbor's house to call police. 

Witnesses also called 911 after seeing a black BMW parked and two masked males carrying a television from the victims' residence.  One witness took photographs of the suspects getting into the BMW.  One of the men wore a distinct maroon jacket. 

During an interview with investigators, one of the victims disclosed that she knew McClean.  Warrants were obtained for McClean, and he was arrested the next day in Hanover, Virginia.  The maroon jacket worn during the robbery was recovered in McClean's property. The BMW was recovered by Norfolk Police approximately one month later.  The vehicle's owner was interviewed, but claimed he could not recall being involved in the home invasion.  No one else was ever identified or charged. 

McClean has two (2) prior convictions for Possession of Marijuana.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys Adam J. Lantz and Justin M. Brewster prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.