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Two Philadelphia Men Charged With Three Summer 2022 Carjackings Across the City

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

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Bruce Alexander, 19, and Naseem Williams, 21, both of Philadelphia, PA, were charged by Indictment for their roles in three different carjacking incidents which occurred this past summer. Specifically, the defendants are charged with conspiracy to commit carjacking, carjacking, and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

The Indictment alleged three separate carjackings:

  1. In May 2022, Alexander and another man called for a locksmith to assist them with a vehicle on the 2000 block of Alter Street in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia. When the locksmith arrived, Alexander and the other man allegedly struck the locksmith with a firearm and stole his work van which contained vehicle key fobs and vehicle key fob programming tools.
  2. In July 2022, Alexander and Williams allegedly attacked a man entering his apartment building on the 3600 block of Conshohocken Avenue in the Wynnfield Heights section of Philadelphia, stole his vehicle keys at gunpoint, and drove away with his vehicle.
  3. In July 2022, Williams and another man pointed firearms at the victim and carjacked his vehicle on the 1200 block of Jackson Street in South Philadelphia.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. Livermore.

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


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Updated December 9, 2022

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