Three men were convicted of crimes related to three robberies in Takoma Park on New Year's Day.
Authorities said Daquan "Day-Day" Tyler and 19-year-old Kyree Jordan robbed three people of their phones and wallets as they were walking to the Takoma Park Metro Station Jan. 1 while a third man, 20-year-old Joshua “Fats” Baylor, served as the lookout.
About an hour after the robbery, two of the victims' credit cards were used at a Redbox machine at a 7-Eleven in Silver Spring and at a 7-Eleven in Wheaton.
Police searched Tyler’s house in connection with a different case Feb. 15 and found two video games that were rented on the victims’ stolen credit cards in his basement bedroom. Tyler was arrested later that night at an apartment on Easley Street in Silver Spring.
Baylor was arrested Feb. 20 and confirmed the involvement of Jordan and Tyler, testifying that the robbery was Tyler’s idea.
Jordan was arrested March 9 in Takoma Park. While searching his car, police found a photo on Jordan's cellphone of a letter from Tyler asking him to stop Baylor from testifying.
“People are entitled to feel safe walking to the Metro station,” said Ramon Korionoff of the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. “This verdict sends a strong message that holdups will not be tolerated in our community. If you rob our residents, police will find you and we will put you behind bars.”
Tyler was convicted Tuesday night of three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, three counts of first-degree assault and one count of solicitation of witness intimidation. He faces up to 75 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 29.
Authorities said Baylor and Jordan are known members of a Takoma Park gang with which Tyler is associated.
Baylor pleaded guilty July 24 and is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 14. He faces a five-year prison sentence.
Jordan pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with the armed robbery and in another case. He was sentenced to a 15-year sentence with 10 years suspended in one case and 10 years suspended in the other.