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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Armored Truck Robber Pleads Guilty

Conspirators Stole Over $270,000 in 2012 Armored Truck Robbery

Greenbelt, Maryland – Adrian Baldwin, age 28, of Washington, DC, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit an armed commercial robbery in connection with the robbery of an armored truck.

The guilty plea 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; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Baldwin’s plea agreement, between mid-November and November 21, 2012, Baldwin conspired with Damione Lewis, Delacey Brown, Taurian Miller, and others to rob an armored truck that serviced a bank branch in the 3400 block of Kenilworth Avenue in Hyattsville, Maryland. As part of the conspiracy, Baldwin was recruited to participate in the robbery, in exchange for sharing in the proceeds of the robbery.

On November 21, 2012, an armored car employee picked up $272,956.17 from the bank. Baldwin and other co-conspirators were in vans outside the bank. As the employee was taking the money from the bank to the armored truck, Baldwin and his co-conspirators approached the employee brandishing firearms, took the money bags to the vans and drove away. The robbery proceeds were later divided between the conspirators. Baldwin admitted that part of his share of the proceeds was used to purchase a 2002 Ford Explorer, which he must forfeit as part of his plea agreement.

Baldwin faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow has scheduled sentencing for November 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Damione Lewis, age 35, of New Carrolton, Maryland; Delacey Kinte Brown, age 37, of Landover, Maryland; and Taurian Devon Miller, age 29, of Washington, DC; have all pleaded guilty to their roles in the robbery and are awaiting sentencing.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation and thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys William D. Moomau and Bryan E. Foreman, who are prosecuting the case.

Updated January 26, 2015