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MARCH 30, 2007
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SERIAL BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO OVER 12 YEARS
Third Federal Bank Robbery Conviction
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Victor Fossett, age 41, of Baltimore today to 151 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for bank robbery, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Bennett enhanced Fossett’s sentence upon finding that he is a career criminal based on his previous bank robbery convictions and ordered him to pay restitution of $5,181 to the victim banks.
According to his guilty plea, on October 10, 2006, Fossett robbed the Provident Bank located at 114 East Lexington Street, Baltimore, presenting the teller with a demand note. The teller gave Fossett $1,520 and included a dye pack with the money. A digital surveillance camera recorded Fossett while he was inside Provident Bank. After leaving the bank, the dye pack exploded, emitting red smoke and covering Fossett with red dye. Witnesses on the street directed police to an MTA bus that Fossett had boarded. Police stopped the bus and found Fossett with red stains on his clothing. Fossett was arrested and the stolen money was recovered.
As part of the plea agreement, Fossett admitted to robbing five other banks from July 7 to October 7, 2006, of a total of $6,701.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Baltimore Police Department, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning, who prosecuted the case.