WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - An 18-year-old from D.C. was found guilty on Thursday of robbery in an attack at the Deanwood Metro station in Washington, D.C.
Zachary Pollard pulled out a gun and pointed it at a man's face near the Metro station on Polk Street NE on November 18, 2012, according to government evidence. His accomplice, who is still unidentified, then threw the man to the ground so Pollard could take the man's wallet, which contained credit cards and $11.
According to evidence, the man reported the crime to the station manager who then called Metro Transit Police. A short time later and less than a mile from the station, an officer spotted a male (later identified as Pollard) who fit the description of the robber. The officer stopped the male, who was eating a fast-food apple pie, according to authorities. While waiting for other officers to arrive on the scene and without being told the details about why he had been stopped, Pollard allegedly told the officer: "Man, I didn't rob nobody for no $11." Officers seized $9 in cash from Pollard.
Authorities say at the time of the robbery Pollard was free on personal recognizance while awaiting trial for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and other charges.
Pollard is scheduled for sentencing in the Metro case on June 11, 2013.