Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to over 13 Years in Prison for Committing Four Robberies While on Supervised Release for Previous Bank Robberies

March 5, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Gary Allen Densmore, age 56, formerly of Glen Burnie, Maryland, today to a total of 157 months in prison - 97 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for three counts of bank robbery, plus five years in prison, consecutive to that sentence, for violating his supervised release on previous federal convictions. Judge Bennett also ordered Densmore to pay restitution of $17,474.

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; Anne Arundel County Police Chief James Teare, Sr.; and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee.

According to his plea agreement, on February 2, 2011, Densmore entered the Carrollton Bank on Crain Highway North in Glen Burnie and handed a teller a bag and a demand note. When the teller hesitated, Densmore fled the bank. The next day, Densmore entered the Severn Savings Bank on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie and again provided a demand note and bag to a teller. The teller placed $2,300 into the bag and Densmore fled with the money. Shortly thereafter, Densmore fled Maryland in a vehicle that he stole.

Densmore’s crime spree continued in other states. On February 10, 2011, he similarly robbed the Tri City Bank in Wauwatos, Wisconsin of $5,154. On February 14, 2011, he robbed the Dakotaland Federal Credit Union in Brookings, South Dakota of $6,730; and on March 1, 2011, Densmore robbed the US Bank in Des Moines, Iowa of $3,290. Densmore was arrested a few days later near Savage, Minnesota, on suspicion of operating a stolen vehicle.

At the time of the robberies, Densmore was on supervised release after being convicted in a federal court in Georgia in 1997 for multiple bank robberies, including some armed robberies, in Georgia and Florida.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Anne Arundel County Police Department and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys P. Michael Cunningham and Rachel M. Yasser, who prosecuted the case.

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