Hyattsville Robbery Spree Culprit Receives Sentencing for Terrorizing Taxi Drivers

Omar Hernandez, a 21-year-old resident of Hyattsville, has recently admitted to committing three separate robberies targeting taxi or rideshare drivers. As a result, he has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, with 10 years being the actual time served. The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office has confirmed this development.

Several robberies occurred in the Hyattsville area between December 12, 2022, and January 3, 2023.

Prosecutors claim that in the initial incident, the driver provided transportation to two individuals, who requested to be dropped off at the 2400 block of Lyndon Street. At this point, Hernandez inquired whether the driver had any change available for a $100 bill.

In that situation, both men made a quick getaway with $1,500 in cash and various other valuable items.

On January 3, 2023, authorities in Prince George’s County responded to a report of a carjacking on 14th Avenue.

They managed to escape with a sum of $300.

“This case is of utmost seriousness,” emphasized Assistant State’s Attorney Maso Hamilton. He further acknowledged the traumatic impact of the indictments on the victims, who were merely fulfilling their responsibilities to provide for their families and put food on the table.”

Hernandez admitted his guilt this week to two counts of robbery and the use of a handgun during the commission of a violent crime.

“It is truly unfortunate that Hernandez terrorized these hardworking, law-abiding individuals,” lamented State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. “He specifically targeted and preyed upon them, instilling fear not only in his direct victims but also casting a dark shadow of terror over the entire community during this meticulously planned robbery scheme.”

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“I have full confidence that we have achieved justice for these innocent victims in this case, and Hernandez has taken accountability for his actions.”

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