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November 7, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLLEGE PARK BANK ROBBER AND CAREER OFFENDER SENTENCED
TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON
Greenbelt, Maryland - Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow, sentenced Antonio Michael McClurkin, age 26, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery. Chief Judge Chasanow enhanced McClurkin’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on two previous narcotics convictions.
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 Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
According to McClurkin’s guilty plea, on September 16, 2010, McClurkin, posing as a customer, entered the M&T Bank located at 4511 Knox Road in College Park, Maryland. McClurkin approached a teller, displayed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun, pulled back the slide as if to chamber a round, and pointed the gun at the teller. McClurking demanded money from the teller, who handed McClurkin $1,593 which contained an explosive dye pack. McClurkin fled the bank and the dye pack exploded, burning McClurkin’s body. On September 28, 2010, the teller identified McClurkin’s photo from a six-person array, as the person who robbed the bank. On September 30, 2010, a Prince George’s County Police detective interviewed McClurkin, who was being held in the Fairfax County detention Center having been arrested for crimes in Falls Church, Virginia. McClurkin claimed to have used a fake gun in the College Park bank robbery and showed the detective the burn scar on his body from the exploding dye pack.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the Prince George’s County Police Department, and the FBI for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney William Moomau, who prosecuted the case.