Serial Bank Robber Pleads Guilty to Three Robberies While on Supervised Release for Previous Bank Robberies

November 28, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland - Gary Allen Densmore, age 56, formerly of Glen Burnie, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to three counts of bank robbery.

The guilty plea 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; Anne Arundel County Police Chief James Teare, Sr.; and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee.

According to his plea agreement, on February 2, 2011, Densmore entered the Carrollton Bank on Crain Highway North in Glen Burnie and handed a teller a bag and a demand note. When the teller hesitated, Densmore fled the bank. The next day, Densmore entered the Severn Savings Bank on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie and again provided a demand note and bag to a teller. The teller placed $2,300 into the bag and Densmore fled with the money. Shortly thereafter, Densmore fled Maryland in a vehicle that he stole.

Densmore’s crime spree continued in other states. On February 10, 2011, he similarly robbed the Tri City Bank in Wauwatos, Wisconsin of $5,154. On February 14, 2011, he robbed the Dakotaland Federal Credit Union in Brookings, South Dakota of $6,730; and on March 1, 2011, Densmore robbed the US Bank at 6150 SE 14th Street in Des Moines, Iowa of $3,290. Densmore was arrested a few days later near Savage, Minnesota, on suspicion of operating a stolen vehicle.

At the time of the robberies, Densmore was on supervised release after being convicted in a federal court in Georgia in 1997 for multiple bank robberies, including some armed robberies, in Georgia and Florida.

Densmore faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each of the three counts of bank robbery. Sentencing is scheduled for February 23, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. before U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Anne Arundel County Police Department and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys P. Michael Cunningham and Rachel M. Yasser, who are prosecuting the case.

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