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MARCH 24, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Kendall C. Alexander, Jr., age 22, of Baltimore to 10 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for possession and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence. Judge Blake also ordered Alexander, Jr. to pay restitution of $3,627.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea on November 18, 2005, Alexander, Jr. and his father, Kendall Charles Alexander, Sr., age 41, of Baltimore robbed the Wachovia Bank at 1726 East Northern Parkway in Baltimore on August 10, 2005. Alexander, Sr. was armed with an assault weapon, which he fired during the course of the robbery. The men took approximately $3,627.
The two men exited the bank and drove away with Earl Anthony Mills, Jr., age 18, of Baltimore, who later claimed to have been carjacked. Eventually, the two robbers exited the vehicle, taking the bag of money with them. Mills returned to the area near the bank and falsely notified the police that he had been carjacked.
A fingerprint analysis conducted on Mills’ vehicle revealed a fingerprint which matched that of Alexander, Jr. and a fingerprint which matched that of Alexander, Sr.
Alexander, Jr. was arrested on September 1, 2005, and confirmed that he and his father had robbed the Wachovia Bank. Additionally, Alexander, Jr. told law enforcement officials that the same person had driven them to and from the bank and stated that the driver said he would claim that he had been carjacked when questioned about the incident.
Kendall Alexander, Sr. pled guilty on February 3, 2006 to armed bank robbery and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 21, 2006. Under the terms of his plea agreement Alexander, Sr. is expected to be sentenced to 27 years in prison. Mills pled guilty to being an accessory after the fact (related to the armed bank robbery) on February 1, 2006 and is also scheduled to be sentenced April 21, 2006. Mills faces a maximum sentence of 12 and a half years.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation Bank Robbery Task Force for its investigative work. The FBI Task Force is made up of detectives from the Baltimore City Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department and Special Agents of the FBI. Mr. Rosenstein praised Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Levin, who is prosecuting the case.
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