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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Jacqueline C. Romero, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Philadelphia Man Charged in Connection with 8 Carjackings and 9 Robberies

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Khalil Dickens, 20, of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged by indictment with one count of conspiracy, eight counts of carjacking and aiding and abetting and four counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence and aiding and abetting.

Between approximately June 2023 and July 2023, Dickens and others allegedly took part in eight armed carjackings and nine additional robberies, in the city of Philadelphia, several of which involved the perpetrators physically assaulting, or even shooting at, their victims.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment.

The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Philadelphia Police Department.

An indictment, information or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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