A 21-year-old man has been handed down six years’ imprisonment over two separate robberies that targeted D.C. Metro commuters in February and March 2019.
The perpetrator was identified as Jordan Lassiter, who lives in Washington, D.C.
Lassiter, together with an accomplice, boarded a Metrobus heading northbound on Georgia Avenue, NW on February 19, at around 10:37 p.m. The pair then followed a commuter as they got off the vehicle at the intersection of Georgia Avenue, NW, and Webster Street, NW. The two punched the victim in the eye and kicked him in the head, before they stole his wallet, cell phone, ear buds, and jacket.
In another incident on March 16, at around 3:42 p.m. Lassiter robbed a D.C. Metro commuter at the Fort Totten station at 550 Galloway Street, NW, with two other accomplices.
According to Tuesday’s press statement by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Lassiter pleaded guilty last May to one count of attempted robbery and one count of assault with intent to rob.”
The Superior Court of the District of Columbia sentenced Lassiter, who will be placed on supervised release for three years, following his prison term.
Lassiter’s request to be sentenced under the District’s Youth Rehabilitation Act was rejected by the court, while he also received an extra 30-day jail time for a domestic violence offense.