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Press Release

Baltimore Bank Robber Exiled To Over 9 Years In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander, sentenced Tony Derrell Bunch, age 32, of Baltimore, today to 110 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery.

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; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare; Chief Gary Gardner of the Howard County Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.

According to Bunch’s plea agreement, between late March and mid-April 2014, Bunch engaged in a string of bank robberies in the Baltimore area.  In each robbery, Bunch presented the teller with a note stating that he had a gun and threatening to shoot if the teller did not comply with his demands for money.

Specifically, Bunch admitted that he robbed: the Wells Fargo Bank in the 6300 Block of York Road in Baltimore, on March 25, 2014, stealing $4,029.01; the Bay Bank in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road in Hanover, Maryland, on April 4, 2014, stealing $2,000; and the Wells Fargo Bank in the 4800 block of Eastern Avenue in Baltimore, on April 14, 2014, stealing $3,333.

After the robbery on April 4, 2014, Bunch left the demand note at the bank and forensic examiners were able to obtain a fingerprint.  The forensic examiners were able to match the print obtained from the note with a known print of Bunch.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore Police Department, Anne Arundel County Police Department; Howard County Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney P. Michael Cunningham, who prosecuted the case.

Updated February 23, 2015