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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Armed Robber Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison For Robbing Seven Convenience Stores During An Eight Day Spree

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Monte Glascoe , age 24, of Baltimore, today to nine years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbery and brandishing a gun in furtherance of robbery. Judge Quarles also ordered Glascoe to pay restitution to the victims totaling $2,625.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

According to his plea agreement, from July 18 to 26, 2013, Glascoe and co-defendants Gary Howard and Michael Emmanuel Smith robbed at least seven Baltimore 7-Eleven stores, located at: 6314 Eastern Avenue; 3436 Wilkens Avenue; 5512 Park Heights Avenue; 2500 Liberty Heights Avenue; 6700 Brentwood Avenue; 211 West 28th Street; and 3204 Hollins Ferry Road. Glascoe, Howard and Smith would choose a store to rob, steal a vehicle to use during the robbery; brandish a firearm during the robbery; and steal money and cigarettes during the robbery. In each robbery, Glascoe pointed a gun at victim employees. The conspirators stole money from the cash registers, cigarettes and other merchandise, and stole cash, a cell phone and folding knife from employees at the stores.

Gary Howard, age 34, and Michael Emmanuel Smith, age 28, both of Baltimore, previously pleaded guilty to their participation in the robberies. Howard was sentenced to 235 months in prison on September 2, 2014 and Smith is scheduled to be sentenced on October 1, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Special Assistant United States Attorney Matthew K. Hoff, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned as part of the Baltimore initiative to combat violent crime, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015