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August 3, 2006
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BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 17 YEARS FOR ROBBERY
Baltimore, Maryland - Robert Koch, age 62, of Baltimore, was sentenced today to 210 months in prison followed by 8 years of supervised release for robbery and possession of a firearm in furtherance of the robbery, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake enhanced Koch’s sentence based on his previous convictions, including bank robbery in 1972, and first degree murder in 1973.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court on November 4, 2005 at his guilty plea, Koch and co-defendant David Glasscho, age 43, of Baltimore, entered the Morrell Park Deli at 2527 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore on February 22, 2005. Koch and Glasscho demanded that a deli employee at the cash register give them money. Koch threatened the employee with a loaded .22 Long Rifle, semi-automatic pistol. Glasscho took money out of the cash register and along with Koch, fled in Koch’s vehicle. Both were arrested after a brief chase.
Glasscho also pled guilty to charges arising from the robbery and was sentenced on July 11, 2006 to 18 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorneys George L. Russell, III and Debra Dwyer, who prosecuted the case.
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