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Bank Robber Exiled to over 12 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2010

Baltimore Maryland - U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson sentenced Eugene Warren Scott, age 45, of Baltimore, today to 151 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery. Judge Nickerson enhanced Scott’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender, based on previous convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and robbery with a deadly weapon. Judge Nickerson also ordered Scott to pay restitution of $8,222.26.

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 Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III.

According to Scott’s plea agreement, on May 26, 2009, Scott robbed the America’s Bank at 3630 East Lombard Street in Baltimore. Scott handed the teller a note demanding money then handed her a bag, and told her to put money into the bag. Scott then took the bag and the demand note, and left the bank, stealing $4,545.

On June 1, 2009, a Sergeant with the Baltimore Police Department saw Scott walking in the 3800 block of East Baltimore Street and immediately recognized him as the man shown in the surveillance photographs of the May 30, 2009, bank robbery at the PNC Bank at 1000 Fleet Street in Baltimore. Scott was arrested and at the time of arrest, was wearing clothing, jewelry and other items identical to what the robber wore in the PNC bank robbery surveillance photographs on May 30, 2009. Additional investigation revealed that Scott also robbed the Rite Aid Store at 1521 Harford Road and the CVS Pharmacy at 3300 Bel Air Road, both in Baltimore, on May 9, 2009; and robbed the Family Dollar Store at 3421 Bel Air Road in Baltimore on May 29, 2009.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and Baltimore Police Department for their work in this investigation and thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Bonnie S. Greenberg and Thiru Vignarajah, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Kiran Patel, who prosecuted the case.

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