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Charges Filed in Connection with String of Robberies Along Metropolitan Branch Trail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON – Jalique Wiseman, 19, of Washington, D.C., was indicted yesterday on twenty-four charges stemming from a string of robberies and armed robberies in October and November 2023, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Chief Pamela Smith, of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            Wiseman was indicted by a grand jury in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on charges including robbery, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with a dangerous weapon, and credit card fraud. Wiseman is scheduled to be arraigned on June 26, 2024, before the Honorable Jennifer Di Toro. 

            According to the government’s evidence, between October 2, 2023, and November 23, 2023, Wiseman and an accomplice robbed eleven people on or near the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Wiseman and his accomplice, using either physical violence or at gunpoint, robbed the victims of phones and other property. Wiseman demanded the victims’ passcodes and used that information to access the victims’ financial accounts to transfer money to accounts Wiseman controlled.

            This case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department. 

            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kraig Ahalt of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of criminal laws and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.



Updated June 13, 2024

Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-511