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Twin Brothers Exiled to over 8 Years in Prison for A Prince George’s County Bank Robbery and Attempted Theft of an ATM Machine

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March 19, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland - Today Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced twin brothers Darnell and Ronnell Davis, both age 26 of Severn, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., respectively, each to 97 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery and attempted bank larceny in connection with the attempted theft of an ATM machine. Chief Judge Chasanow also ordered the Davises to pay restitution of $118,000 and to forfeit a 2007 Dodge Challenger and a 2007 Cadillac Escalade.

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 their plea agreements, on January 11, 2011, Darnell and Ronnell Davis, Cortez Maurice Mallory and others participated in the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., d/b/a Wachovia Bank, in the 7700 block of Landover Road in Landover, Maryland. On January 11, 2011, two masked persons, armed with firearms, got out of a black Dodge Charger parked in front of the bank and entered the bank. The two robbers took a bag of money containing $90,000 from a bank employee, who was also assisting in the robbery. As part of the planned robbery, the assisting bank employee was carrying the bag of currency to the ATM machine when it was taken by the masked robbers. The two robbers fled the bank and got back into the Charger still parked in front of the bank, which sped away. The Davises and Mallory were the three persons who arrived at and fled the bank in the vehicle and participated in the bank robbery, where guns were used in furtherance of the robbery.

On February 8, 2011, Darnell and Ronnell Davis, Cortez Mallory and others attempted to break into an automatic teller machine (ATM) at the PNC Bank in the 7300 block of Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt, Maryland. The Davis brothers, Mallory and the other persons attempted to break into the ATM, which was on the exterior of the bank, using a blow torch, saw, or other cutting tool, causing substantial damage to the ATM. PNC Bank had to replace the ATM at a cost of $28,000.

On February 28, 2012, Coretz Maurice Mallory, age 27, of Clinton, Maryland, was also sentenced to 97 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $118,000 and to forfeit a 2004 BMW, purchased with cash after the robbery.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in this investigation and thanked Assistant United States Attorneys William D. Moomau and Christen A. Sproule, who prosecuted the case.

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