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MAY 24, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE SERIAL BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO
OVER 7 YEARS IN PRISON
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis sentenced William Earl Horshaw, age 45, of Baltimore today to 92 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Davis also ordered Horshaw to pay restitution of $15,603.
According to his guilty plea, from June 7, 2004 through August 3, 2004 Horshaw robbed or attempted to rob seven banks in Baltimore and Howard Counties. In each case, Horshaw would present the teller with a note threatening to kill if the teller did not give him money.
Specifically, Horsahw robbed: the SunTrust Bank at 103 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville of $735 on June 7, 2004; the Wachovia Bank at 582 Frederick Road in Catonsville of $1,367 on June 21, 2004; the Bank of America at 9150 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City of $7,350 on June 28, 2004; the SunTrust Bank at 9701 York Road in Timonium of $4,195 on July 12, 2004; the Wachovia Bank at 5439 Harford Road in Baltimore of $1,167 on July 20, 2004; and the M&T Bank at 9314 Pulaski Highway in White Marsh of $339. On August 3, 2004, Horshaw attempted to rob the First Mariner Bank at 7007 Security Boulevard in Woodlawn. When bank employees alerted security personnel of the robbery, a Baltimore County police officer arrested Horshaw with the assistance of bank employees. A note demanding money was found on the ground near where Horshaw was caught.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Baltimore County Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney