U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced Monday a District teen was sentenced to 14 years in prison for a series of armed robberies.
Seventeen-year-old Jarod Ingram of Washington, D.C. was charged as an adult for firearm offenses and armed robbery. Honorable Thomas J. Motley sentenced Ingram to 14 years in prison on September 29.
Ingram utilized “OfferUp,” a digital app that allows user to buy and sell items, to lure victims to a meeting place. The victims believed they were going to meet Ingram to purchase a laptop computer and iPhones. He robbed for people in less than three weeks, according to court documents.
Approximately 7:15 p.m. January 20, Ingram met one of his victim’s in the 300 block of Taylor Street, where he robbed the victim at gunpoint. He stole $300 before fleeing the area. A similar robbery involving Ingram and another victim took place on approximately 2:30 p.m. February 4. He robbed the victim at gunpoint, stole $300 and fled the scene.
Ingram was also involved in two additional armed robberies that took place on February 5 in the 2600 block of Riggs Road and in the 4900 block of Third Street. In the first robbery, Ingram stole a female’s $500 and an iPhone, before fleeing the area. He stole $250 from the fourth victim.
Metropolitan Police Department arrested Ingram on February 6.