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District Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison For Armed Robbery in Southeast Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Robbed Two Armored Car Security Guards

            WASHINGTON – Isaac Williams, 63, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to an eight-year prison term for an armed robbery of two armored car guards at a store in Southeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced.

            Williams pled guilty in October 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to one count of interference with interstate commerce by robbery.  He was sentenced on Jan. 21, 2016, by the Honorable Randolph D. Moss. Following his prison term, Williams will be placed on three years of supervised release.

            According to the government’s evidence, on the morning of July 21, 2010, Williams, while armed with a firearm and assisted by two accomplices, entered a CVS store in the 500 block of 12th Street SE.  Once inside, Williams robbed two armored car security guards who were servicing a TD Bank ATM machine inside the store. Williams and his accomplices took $38,120 from the guards. The next day, Williams used a portion of the stolen money to purchase a 1998 Ford Expedition. Williams was indicted in April 2015 after having been released from prison for violating the terms of his supervised release for two prior convictions. As part of his sentence, Williams was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $38,120 to TD Bank and to forfeit the vehicle he purchased with the proceeds of the robbery.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work of the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Samantha Prinsen, former Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kent, who indicted the matter, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kenneth Whitted and Christopher Macchiaroli, of the Violent Crimes and Narcotics Trafficking Section, who prosecuted the case.

Updated February 4, 2016

Press Release Number: 16-007