Laurel Bank Robber Pleads Guilty To Four Robberies In Over Three Months

Attempted to Rob Two More Banks

March 1, 2013

Baltimore, Maryland – Jeffrey Wayne Malcolm, age 56, of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to bank robbery.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Chief Richard McLaughlin of the Laurel Police Department; Howard County Police Chief William McMahon; Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; and Frederick County Sheriff Charles A. “Chuck” Jenkins.

According to his plea agreement, Malcolm robbed the following four banks: PNC Bank at 7451 VanDusen Road in Laurel of $1,327 on October 28, 2011; PNC Bank at 1621 West Liberty Road in Sykesville of $3,597 on January 17, 2012; and the Suntrust Bank at 11323 Fingerboard Road in Monrovia of $1,776 on January 25, 2012, and $4,388 on February 4, 2012.

Malcolm also attempted to rob the PNC Bank at 15290 Frederick Road in Woodbine on November 7, 2011, but the teller refused to hand over money.  Two days later he attempted to rob the PNC Bank at its VanDusen branch, but when a teller saw him approach the bank wearing a ski mask, bank employees locked the front door, preventing him from entering.

Malcolm faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar scheduled his sentencing for July 1, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Laurel Police Department, Howard County Police department, Maryland Police Department, Frederick County Bureau of Investigations and Frederick County State’s Attorney=s Office for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney P. Michael Cunningham, who prosecuted the case.

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