Bloods gang member sentenced to prison

madstonebloodsAbdur Rahman Roland, 26, of Alexandria, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for his role in multiple armed robberies, including an armed home invasion robbery where innocent bystanders were assaulted and restrained. Roland pleaded guilty to four felonies, including Hobbs Act robberies and firearms offenses, on Feb. 19.

According to court documents, Roland, along with other coconspirators, robbed a marijuana dealer in Prince William County. During the robbery the assailants held the dealer and a passenger at gun point and proceeded to steal the marijuana, the dealer’s wallet, his keys, and his vehicle.

Following this armed carjacking, Roland and his coconspirators, using the carjacking victim’s identification and keys, engaged in an armed home invasion robbery. This robbery, which took place just hours after the carjacking, involved the physical assault and restraint of innocent bystanders who were in the home.

In addition to these two robberies, Roland, who was previously convicted of a felony, illegally possessed a firearm during a confrontation in Prince William County. During this particular incident, Roland and his coconspirators threw bricks through the windows of the occupied dwelling and fired shots into the residence.



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