THREE-TIME FELON EXILED TO 16 YEARS IN PRISON FOR VIOLENT ARMED ROBBERY
Pistol Whipped a Store Clerk During the Robbery
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Reginald Lloyd, age 40, of Washington, D.C., today to 16 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for armed robbery, using and brandishing a gun during a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
According to the evidence presented at Lloyd’s three day trial, on September 7, 2011, Lloyd and an unidentified accomplice entered a store in Forestville, Maryland, wearing black masks and carrying guns. Lloyd ordered an employee at gunpoint to open the cash register, while the accomplice ordered two other employees at gunpoint to the back of the store. Lloyd stole approximately $964 from the cash register, then ordered the employee to open the safe below the cash register. When the employee replied that he could not open the safe, Lloyd pistol-whipped the employee, grabbed the keys and attempted to open the safe himself. Unsuccessful in opening the safe, Lloyd struck the employee in the face with the gun, then sprayed the employee in the face with mace. Lloyd and his accomplice then left the store.
Witnesses testified that during the robbery, one of the employees called 911, described the getaway vehicle and requested an ambulance for the employee who had been injured. About ten minutes later, Prince George’s County Police officers saw a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car and conducted a traffic stop. As the officers got out of their car, the vehicle took off speeding down Marlboro Pike toward Washington, D.C. The pavement was wet and the vehicle hydroplaned, crossing the road into a gas station. A woman was standing next to her car pumping gas, when the vehicle crashed into the back of her car. When police arrived, Lloyd, the only occupant of the vehicle, was arrested. Police recovered a loaded .45 caliber handgun, pepper spray, approximately $867 in cash and receipts from the store, a black mask and a black and white bandana. The black mask contained a DNA profile consistent with Lloyd’s.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Steven E. Swaney and Christen A. Sproule, who prosecuted the case.