FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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District Man Sentenced to 39 Months in Prison
For Taking Part in Robbery
- He and Others Accosted Victim in Northwest Washington -
WASHINGTON - Gregory McBryde, 18, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 39 months in prison on charges stemming from a robbery last fall in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
McBryde was sentenced earlier this month by the Honorable Ann O’Regan Keary in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He pled guilty in January 2012 to a robbery charge. Upon his release from prison, McBryde will be placed on three years of supervised release.
According to the government’s evidence, on September 29, 2011, the victim agreed to drive an acquaintance to the unit block of Hamilton Street NW. When the victim pulled his truck in front of a residence on the street, four men approached the vehicle. One stood by the front driver door, and another stood by the front passenger door, both armed with handguns. McBryde and a fourth man each stood at the rear of the truck.
One of the assailants demanded that the victim get out of his truck, and pointed the gun, while telling him that he was going to kill him. This man then went through the victim’s pocket, taking his credit cards and his iPhone, while McBryde acted as a lookout, reporting that everything was fine. McBryde then stood next to the victim while he suggested going into the house, pointing to a building in the general area of the victim. When the men stepped away to talk to each other, the victim fled the area, and called 911 for assistance.
Within several hours of the robbery, the victim’s credit cards were used in an attempt to purchase items from several vendors. No other suspects have been arrested in the case.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended those who worked on the case from the Metropolitan Police Department, including Collis Timlick, the lead detective of this investigation. U.S. Attorney Machen additionally praised the work of Legal Assistant Debra McPherson. Finally, he expressed appreciation for the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Vivien Cockburn, from the Fourth District Unit of the Superior Court Felony Major Crimes Section, who prosecuted the case.