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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

District Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Northwest Washington Bank

Quick Police Work Led to Man’s Arrest at Metro’s Dupont Circle Station

            WASHINGTON – Steven Davis, 40, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to robbing a bank in the Dupont Circle area of Northwest Washington last fall, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            Davis pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to bank robbery. The Honorable Timothy J. Kelly scheduled sentencing for July 12, 2018. Davis faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he faces a likely range of 37 to 46 months in prison and potential financial penalties. The judge ordered that Davis be detained pending sentencing.

            According to court documents, on Nov. 7, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Davis entered a branch of TD Bank in DuPont Circle, wearing a baseball hat and one latex glove. Davis approached the teller counter and handed the teller a handwritten note that stated “I have a bag full of explosives hand over the $ now or die.” The teller pulled $500 from the cash register and handed it over. Davis placed the money in his canvas bag and left the bank branch. 

            Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department arrived immediately after the robbery and searched the area. Davis attempted to flee by entering the DuPont Circle Metro station. MPD Officers arrested Davis on the lower level platform of the station while he was waiting for a Metro train. He possessed $490 of the $500 he stole from the TD Bank branch.

            In announcing the plea, U.S. Attorney Liu, Assistant Director in Charge McNamara, and Chief Newsham commended the work of those who investigated the case from the FBI’s Washington Field Office and MPD. They also expressed appreciation for the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin L. Rosenberg, who prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
18-92
Updated April 20, 2018