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MARCH 16, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE CAREER OFFENDER SENTENCED TO OVER 15 YEARS FOR ROBBERY
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced David Burnside, age 38, of Baltimore to 188 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for obstruction of interstate commerce by robbery. Burnside was sentenced as a career offender based on previous convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea on February 2, 2006, on October 13, 2004, David Burnside robbed the New York Deli, located at 1219 West Baltimore Street, in Baltimore. Burnside entered the delicatessen, went directly behind the service counter, and pointed a gun at the owner/operator, demanding all the money in the store. When the owner protested that they did not have any money, Burnside pushed the gun in his stomach and again asked for all the money. The owner then gave Burnside all of the money from the cash register - $89. When Burnside approached the owner’s wife and began to probe inside her clothing in search of money, the owner tried to intervene and a struggle ensued. Burnside dropped the money and fled the store. A short time later Burnside was arrested and searched by Baltimore City Police, who discovered a mask and a .38 caliber special revolver, among other items.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Baltimore City Police Department for their work performed in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney P. Michael Cunningham, who prosecuted the case.
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