The Baltimore Sun is reporting that a 37-year-old man has a received a 20-year prison sentence for his role in a Harbor East bank robbery. Reportedly, the convicted robber jumped over the bank counter and forced the tellers to open the bank vault by threatening them with a gun. The man and his accomplice also used a fake bomb to delay police response to the robbery. The robbery netted the men $157,000, far more than the average amount of money taken in a Maryland bank robbery.
The man will spend 20 years in prison for his conviction on charges of armed bank robbery, conspiracy to commit bank robbery, and possessing, using, and brandishing a firearm during a violent crime. The man received an enhanced sentence based on his two prior robbery convictions. His accomplice was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Anyone facing a bank robbery or firearms charge in Maryland during the commission of a violent crime needs to seek legal representation immediately. These are serious charges that can lead to long prison sentences and steep fines if convicted. In addition to prison time and probation, a robbery conviction can make it difficult to find or maintain employment, enroll in educational programs, and participate in community activities. An experienced Maryland defense attorney can help you build a strong defense against these charges.
If you have been charged with armed robbery, contact the Maryland theft defense lawyers of Alpert Schreyer. We have extensive experience representing those charged with Maryland crimes and will work hard to help you defend yourself against these serious charges. Call us at (866) 444-6363 or (301) 262-7005 to schedule a confidential review of your case.