On Wednesday, Trey Djuan McNair, a 21-year-old Virginia Beach man, was found guilty of armed robbery, use of a firearm, wearing a mask and conspiracy.
The jury recommended a sentence of 28 years and two months in prison.
Officials say at around 3:30 p.m. on July 3, 2011, six people were inside a home in the College Park section of the City of Virginia Beach.
A juvenile came over to watch a movie but shortly tried to leave the home.
They say Trey McNair, Andrew Olds, and two other armed, masked gunmen forced their way into the home. Officials say McNair went into the downstairs living room and demanded the cell phones of two men.
He wore a towel over his face but it fell down during the robbery, allowing two victims the chance to get a look at his face.
Olds and the other two co-conspirators went upstairs into a bedroom and demanded property from two sleeping victims at gunpoint.
Officials say the victims recognized Andrew Olds, and they knew him from the neighborhood.
The four armed men left the home with cell phones, electronics, and marijuana according to officials.
McNair was arrested on November 10, 2011, in the Lake Edward section of Virginia Beach.
Andrew Olds and the juvenile who visited the home to watch a movie were also arrested and charged in connection with the home invasion.
Olds pleaded guilty to two counts of Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm, and one count each of Wearing a Mask and Conspiracy. He is serving eight years.
The juvenile pleaded guilty to two counts of Armed Robbery, Conspiracy, and Use of a Firearm and was committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice.