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Philadelphia Man Charged in Connection with Eight Carjackings and Nine Robberies

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

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Khalil Dickens, 20, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was arrested and charged by indictment with one count of conspiracy, eight counts of carjacking and aiding and abetting, and four counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence and aiding and abetting.

Between approximately June 2023 and July 2023, Dickens and others allegedly took part in eight armed carjackings and nine additional robberies, in the city of Philadelphia, several of which involved the perpetrators physically assaulting, or even shooting at, their victims.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment.

The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Philadelphia Police Department.

An indictment, information, or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 31, 2024

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