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June 28, 2006
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BALTIMORE MAN INDICTED ON ROBBERY AND GUN CHARGES
BALTIMORE, Maryland - A federal grand jury indicted Timothy Bridges, age 37, of Baltimore, today on charges related to a series of armed robberies of owners or employees of retail establishments in the Baltimore area, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
The four-count indictment charges Bridges, also known as “Pinky” or “Reds,” with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery affecting commerce, use of a firearm in a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to the indictment, Bridges and others would follow the owners or employees of retail establishments after closing to other locations and rob them of the day’s business cash receipts. On occasion, Bridges would shoot the people he robbed.
Specifically, the indictment alleges that on September 28, 2004, Bridges and others robbed and shot an employee of Sterling Seafood, located at 401 W. 29th Street, Baltimore, Maryland. On January 28, 2005, Bridges and others while brandishing a gun robbed the owner of KAF International Food Market, located at 6521 Harford Road in Baltimore. On March 2, 2005, Bridges and others robbed and shot the owner of Global Food Market, located at 4707 Harford Road in Baltimore.
Bridges faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the conspiracy charge, 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for robbery affecting commerce, life in prison and a fine of $250,000 for the use of a firearm in a crime of violence, and 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Bridges is being held in state custody and will be scheduled for an initial appearance on the federal charges.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the investigative work performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Baltimore City Police Department. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrea Smith and Gregory Welsh, who are prosecuting the case.
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