WASHINGTON — A pair of D.C. brothers are dealing with a number of years in jail after their mom recognized them to police as the lads robbing Metro riders.
Marcus Lee and Antwan Haynie, half brothers who reside in the identical home in Northeast D.C., have been sentenced to 6 and 7 years in jail, respectively, for 2 counts of theft every.
Prosecutors stated the brothers deliberate the primary theft on April sixteen with one other man and teenage, which resulted within the group beating up a person on a Pink Line practice between the Wheaton and Glenmont stations, and stealing his pockets, stated Ramon Korionoff with the Montgomery County State’s Lawyer’s Workplace.
“She was personally offended by this ninety minutes later — they robbed a person … simply driving on the Metrobus on his method residence from work in broad daylight at 5:30 within the afternoon,” Korionoff stated.
After Metro Transit Police launched surveillance video of the robust-arm robberies, it was Lee and Haynie’s mom who recognized them.
“The mother acknowledged her two sons, in fact … they usually’re seemingly within the enterprise of robbing and beating individuals up,” Korionoff stated, as a result of each males have been on probation in D.C. on the time.
In sentencing the lads, the decide referred to as the assaults a type of terrorism.
“As a result of, should you see the movies, individuals are shocked. They’re making an attempt to intervene, however they’re scared as a result of they don’t know if these thugs, these robbers, is perhaps armed,” Korionoff stated.
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