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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Three Charged In Violent Home Invasion Robbery

PHILADELPHIA - Tyree Mansell, 40, of Philadelphia, PA, Sterling Wallace, 27, and Jamain Wallace, 26, of Philadelphia and Yeadon, PA, were charged today by indictment with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, Hobbs Act robbery, attempted Hobbs Act robbery, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. 

The indictment charges that on June 15, 2015, the defendants conspired in a home invasion robbery in Broomall, Pennsylvania, in an attempt to steal business proceeds from the victim. The indictment alleges that all three defendants went to a home in the 2600 block of Old Cedar Grove Road in Broomall; that Mansell and Sterling Wallace rang the doorbell and when a young child (“Victim #1”), answered the door, they pointed their firearms at the child, forced their way into the home, and Wallace struck the child in the face and head with his gun causing a severe laceration and bleeding. Mansell confronted another person (“Victim #2”) on the second floor of the home, pointed his firearm at Victim #2 and him/her into a bedroom as defendant Sterling Wallace forced Victim #1 to the second floor at gunpoint. Defendant Jamain Wallace joined the other two defendants, took Sterling Wallace’s gun and stood guard over the victims Victim #1 and Victim #2 as his co-defendants searched the home for cash and other items to steal. The defendants took money and jewelry from a safe in the home.

If convicted of all charges, each defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in prison with a maximum sentence of life, up to five years of supervised release, a possible fine, and a $300 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Salvatore L. Astolfi.

An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated June 23, 2016