Bank Robber That Claimed to Have a Bomb Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

September 13, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake, sentenced Nathaniel Curtis Green, age 30, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 14 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for bank robbery. Judge Blake enhanced Green’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on four previous narcotics convictions and a conviction for assault. Judge Blake also ordered Green to pay restitution of $5,519.

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 Green’s guilty plea, Green robbed two Baltimore banks in July 2010, displaying an object that looked like a bomb. Specifically, on July 21, Green robbed the Wachovia bank at 3200 West North Avenue in Baltimore, stealing $1,478; and on July 26, Green robbed the Wachovia Bank at 1241 W. Pratt Street, stealing $4041. On each occasion, Green presented a note to the teller claiming to have a bomb and demanding money. Green showed each teller a device, which the teller believed was a bomb, and threatened to blow up himself and the bank.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and Baltimore Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Budlow, who prosecuted the case.

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