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Monday, August 10, 2015

Baltimore Getaway Driver Admits to Conspiring to Participate in Three Armed Robberies

Baltimore, Maryland – Antwan Travers, age 45, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to charges arising from his participation in a conspiracy to commit three armed robberies of commercial establishments.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge Scott Hinckley of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department; Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.

According to Travers’ plea agreement, in March 2014, Travers and co-defendant Darryl Green planned to commit an armed robbery at a pharmacy located in the 6600 block of Security Boulevard in Baltimore. According to his plea agreement, on March 19, 2014, Travers drove Green to the store and waited outside as the getaway driver.  Green entered the store and asked an employee about medication for pink eye.  At the time, the employee was holding her two-month old baby.  The employee’s husband was also in the store. Green pointed a long-barreled BB pistol at the employee and her baby and said, “I’m going to kill the baby.”  He then ordered the employee to move towards the cash register.  The employee and her husband activated a loud panic alarm, and Green fled the store.  Travers drove Green away from the pharmacy.

Travers also admitted that he and Green attempted to rob a grocery store on March 27, 2014.  Travers drove Green to the supermarket. Green entered the store and asked a store employee about purchasing a Keno card.  Green then pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded money from the register.  Green said, “You better make it quick or I’m going to shoot you.”  Travers drove away before Green could escape.  Green attempted to run away, but he was quickly caught by members of the Baltimore County Police Department.  Officers found the gun that Green had used during the robbery, a loaded .380 caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number, near the location where Green was arrested.  Officers also found the stolen money, about $5,000, in a plastic bag.

Travers also admitted that he was the getaway driver in the February 16, 2014 robbery of a store in the 6600 block of Security Boulevard.  In that robbery, Travers drove an unknown male to the store. The man brandished a firearm and demanded that the store employee empty the cash register and the safe.  The man stole approximately $6,000.

Travers and the government have agreed that if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Travers will be sentenced to between 15 and 20 years in prison.  U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett has scheduled sentencing for November 16, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Darryl Green, age 48, of Baltimore, previously pleaded guilty to his role in the robberies and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 14, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore City Police Department and the Baltimore City and Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Offices for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg and Joshua Ferrentino, who are prosecuting the case.

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Updated August 10, 2015