Glen Burnie Man Sentenced to More than 12 Years for Two Armed Bank Robberies

July 9, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson sentenced Joel Travis Nunnally, age 28, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, today to 154 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for armed bank robbery and use of a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Nickerson also ordered Nunnally to pay restitution of $2,228.

According to his January 15, 2008 plea agreement, on June 8, 2007, Nunnally entered the Bank of America at 5211 East Drive, in Baltimore, wearing a dark-colored ski mask and gloves and carrying a shotgun. Nunnally approached two tellers, pointed the shotgun at each of them, and demanded money, stealing approximately $2,224.

In the same manner, on August 6, 2007, Nunnally robbed the Wachovia Bank at 7846 Quarterfield Road, in Severn, Maryland. While in the bank, Nunnally pointed the shotgun at a bank teller and ordered him to place money in the white grocery bag that Nunnally handed to him, then approached another teller, “racked” the shotgun in her face, and demanded more money. Nunnally took approximately $2,816 and was seen leaving the bank in a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo with the license plate covered with brown paper.

Once Nunnally left the bank, a description of his vehicle was broadcast and an Anne Arundel County Police Department detective spotted Nunnally’s vehicle. The detective followed Nunnally to a hotel in Howard County, Maryland and when he approached Nunnally’s car saw Nunnally disassembling the shotgun. Also found in the car were shotgun shells, a dark-colored ski mask, a white plastic grocery bag, the gloves worn during both robberies, and the money taken from the Wachovia Bank.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Anne Arundel County Police Department and Baltimore County Police Department for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Tonya Kelly Kowitz, who prosecuted the case.


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