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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 1, 2013

LAUREL BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON fOR FOUR ROBBERIES IN OVER THREE MONTHS

                                                       Attempted to Rob Two More Banks

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Jeffrey Wayne Malcolm, age 56, of Laurel, Maryland, today to 8 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Chief Richard McLaughlin of the Laurel Police Department; Howard County Police Chief William McMahon; Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; and Frederick County Sheriff Charles A. “Chuck” Jenkins.

According to his plea agreement, Malcolm robbed the following four banks: PNC Bank at 7451 VanDusen Road in Laurel of $1,327 on October 28, 2011; PNC Bank at 1621 West Liberty Road in Sykesville of $3,597 on January 17, 2012; and the Suntrust Bank at 11323 Fingerboard Road in Monrovia of $1,776 on January 25, 2012, and $4,388 on February 4, 2012.

Malcolm also attempted to rob the PNC Bank at 15290 Frederick Road in Woodbine on November 7, 2011, but the teller refused to hand over money. Two days later he attempted to rob the PNC Bank at its VanDusen branch, but when a teller saw him approach the bank wearing a ski mask, bank employees locked the front door, preventing him from entering.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Laurel Police Department, Howard County Police department, Maryland Police Department, Frederick County Bureau of Investigations and Frederick County State’s Attorney's Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney P. Michael Cunningham, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015