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Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Spree

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APRIL 17, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - Marvin Duckett, age 55, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to bank robbery, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to the plea agreement, from August 23, 2005 to September 7, 2007, Duckett committed 10 bank robberies and one attempted robbery, stealing more than $21,000. In each instance, Duckett presented a note which threatened the teller with a gun. From September 2006 until June 2007, Duckett was in jail for a Baltimore County conviction for motor vehicle theft. Duckett was arrested for this case on November 1, 2007, after he was connected to the robberies through his fingerprints and handwriting on the demand notes, and by bank surveillance cameras.

Duckett robbed: the M&T Bank at 432 S. Broadway in Baltimore on August 23, 2005 and October 22, 2005, stealing $3,846 and $2,600, respectively; the M&T Bank at 715 N. Howard Street in Baltimore on November 18, 2005 of $200; the Wachovia Bank at 5040 Sinclair Lane in Baltimore on November 23, 2005 and July 27, 2007 of $2,384 and $2,000, respectively; the Wachovia Bank at 2008 Monument Street in Baltimore on June 29, 2007, July 13, 2007 and August 21, 2007 of $2,000, $4,980 and $1,200, respectively; the Wachovia Bank at 1228 N. Charles Street in Baltimore on August 31, 2007 of $458; and the SunTrust Bank at 120 E. Baltimore Street in Baltimore on September 7, 2007 of $2,000.

Duckett also attempted to rob the Wachovia Bank at 2008 Monument Street on August 15, 2007, but police were called after an employee noticed Duckett acting suspiciously while he waited outside for the bank to open.

Duckett faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, although the government and the defendant have agreed that 10 years in prison is an appropriate sentence in this case. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz has scheduled sentencing for June 9, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Baltimore Police Department for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Budlow, who is prosecuting the case.

 

 

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