10-month South Brooklyn carjacking spree ends as gang member convicted
SOUTHERN BROOKLYN — A carjacking spree that went on for 10 months during the height of the COVID pandemic is officially over and the perp faces 21 years in prison to life after being found guilty on Tuesday following a one-week trial.
Dieuverson Caille, a 22-year-old gang member involved with both the Eight Tray Crip and Haitian Locc gangs, was found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn on all counts of an indictment for an alarming series of armed carjackings.
From Aug. 28, 2020, to June 20, 2021, Caille, with his co-conspirators, ruthlessly robbed innocent victims at gunpoint, kidnapped one of them, and stole their cars and personal belongings.
“The defendant has been convicted of repeatedly using firearms to force innocent victims to give up their cars, confronting them with a terrifying choice of being seriously injured or killed,” said U.S. Attorney Breon Peace. “The verdict today reflects this Office’s ongoing commitment to vigorously prosecute defendants who commit violent, gun-related crimes in our district.”
Caille’s terrifying spree involved multiple carjackings at gunpoint in Flatbush and East New York, violently attacking an occupant by pistol-whipping him, and crashing a stolen BMW into an unsuspecting pedestrian.
One of the most shocking incidents occurred on Aug. 28, 2020, when Caille approached a victim driving an Infiniti in Flatbush and carjacked him at gunpoint. Caille and several accomplices drove the victim to a nearby drive-through ATM, where the defendant attempted to force the victim to withdraw money. The victim managed to escape by jumping out of the car’s window.
On Nov. 15, 2020, Caille, acting alone, carjacked at gunpoint the driver of a BMW who was working as a rideshare driver in Flatbush. The following day, after NYPD officers spotted the stolen BMW, the defendant crashed the vehicle and struck a pedestrian.
The conviction includes one count of conspiracy to commit carjacking, three substantive carjacking offenses, and three instances of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of those carjackings.
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