Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

February 12, 2009

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Milton Richardson, age 32, of Baltimore, today to 14 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Motz enhanced Richardson’s sentence upon finding that he is a career criminal, based on previous convictions, including distribution of narcotics, two assault charges and robbery.

According to his guilty plea, from December 28, 2007 through June 10, 2008, Richardson committed seven bank robberies, stealing a total of $23,141. In each case Richardson handed the teller a note demanding money and stating that he had a gun. On April 8, 2008, a surveillance camera at a Baltimore Laundrymat recorded Richardson exchanging five dye-stained twenty dollar bills. A search warrant executed at one of Richardson’s residences recovered the jacket he was wearing during this transaction, as well as clothing worn during one of the robberies.

Specifically, on June 10, 2008, May 2, 2008 and March 18, 2008, Richardson robbed the M&T Bank at 22 S. Greene Street in Baltimore; on May 19, 2008 and March 31, 2008, Richardson robbed the Provident Bank at 3800 E. Lombard Street in Baltimore; on May 25, 2008, Richardson robbed the First Mariner Bank at 300 N. Charles Street in Baltimore; and on December 28, 2007, Richardson robbed the Wachovia Bank at 1228 N. Charles Street in Baltimore.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Baltimore Police Department for their investigative work and commended Special Assistant United States Attorney Shennie Patel, who prosecuted the case.


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