Sentencing hearing held for group linked to robberies aboard Metro train, bus in Md.

Photo of men linked to robbery and assault aboard Metro train in April 2017. (Photo courtesy of Metro Transit Police)

A sentencing hearing was held Tuesday for four young men who allegedly robbed and assaulted two victims in separate incidents aboard a Metro train and bus in April 2017 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Antwan Haynie, Martrail Cunningham, Marcus Lee, and a juvenile male, whose name was not released by authorities, were identified in the crimes by Metro Transit Police.

Metro Transit Police say a man was robbed by four young black men aboard a Red Line Metro train prior to it arriving at the Wheaton Metro station in Maryland.

The victim told police all four surrounded him and demanded his phone. Moments later he was punched in the face and body by the group and they searched his pockets stealing his credit cards and identification.

Investigators say the man suffered damage to his face which required stitches and he was taken to an area hospital.

Approximately 90 minutes later, police say the young men surrounded Isabel Romero on a Metro Bus, and placed him in a choke hold before going through his pockets and stealing his cell phone. The incident occurred in the area of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue.

Surveillance video reviewed by Metro Transit Police shows the young men planning and carrying out the robbery and attacks.

The judge sentenced Haynie, Cunningham, and Lee to six, seven, and eight years in prison, plus probation, according to ABC7's Kevin Lewis.

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