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Washington, D.C. Armed Robber Sentenced to over 12 Years in Prison

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October 17, 2011

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messite sentenced Terrence Terrell Conner, age 29, of Washington, D.C., today to 150 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for obstructing commerce by robbery and using a gun during a violent crime.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Mark Chait of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Chief Cathy L. Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department; and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks.

According to his plea agreement, on December 23, 2008, Conner and two other accomplices entered the GameStop store at 4917 Indian Head Highway, Oxon Hill, Maryland, posing as customers. As the store manager transferred funds from cash registers to a money bag for placement in the store safe, Conner and another accomplice pointed handguns and demanded that the money be placed in the bag. After one of the gunmen fired a shot into the floor, the manager dropped the money bag. Conner and his accomplices fled with $7,425 stolen from the store.

Police came to the scene and recovered a R-P 9mm shell cartridge casing and bullet fragments from the floor, along with one of Conner’s shoes that had fallen when he ran from the store. Police also lifted Conner’s fingerprints from a game system that the perpetrators were seen playing before the robbery. A store video security system captured pictures of the perpetrators. The store manager identified Conner from a photospread.

On February 24, 2009 agents executed a search warrant at Conner’s residence and seized a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol, and clothing identical to clothing Conner wore during the robbery, including a shoe matching the one that was left behind at the store.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended ATF, Prince George’s County Police Department, Metropolitan Police Department and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys William D. Moomau and Mara Zusman Greenberg, who prosecuted the case.

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