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February 5, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO OVER 6 YEARS IN PRISON
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Gregory Damon, age 51, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 77 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III.
According to Damon’s guilty plea, on January 27, 2009, Damon, wearing sunglasses, a yellow construction hard-hat, a grey coat, and a yellow band-aid on his left cheek, entered the Provident Bank at 2934 O’Donnell Street in Baltimore, and approached the teller counter. After making some initial inquiries, Damon passed a note to the teller that read, “I have a Bomb and a Gun & Put $100-Bills, $50-Bills On Counter. Any Hesitation, I’m hurt Everyone!” The victim teller gave Damon $4,858.67 and he fled the bank on foot. The robbery of the Provident Bank was featured on local television news stations, and the FBI received a call providing Damon’s name, date of birth, and address. Using this information, the FBI discovered that Damon was on probation with the state of Maryland. Investigators met with Damon’s probation agent, who positively identified Damon from the bank’s surveillance photographs. On January 30, 2009, Damon was arrested at his residence.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Sujit Raman, who prosecuted the case.