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District of Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Baltimore Man Admits to Robbing Three Stores in Just Over an Hour

Baltimore, Maryland – Carlos Rodgers, age 23, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty late yesterday to robbing three stores in Baltimore.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.

According to his plea agreement, on March 14, 2015 at approximately 11:12 p.m., Rodgers walked into a convenience store on 41st Street in Baltimore and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the cashier.  After demanding and receiving money from two cash registers, he fled.

A few minutes later Rodgers entered another convenience store on Falls Road and placed the apparent handgun on the counter, demanding money from the cashier.  Rodgers took money from two cash registers and cigarettes before fleeing the store.

At approximately 12:38 a.m. on March 15, Rodgers walked into a restaurant on 36th Street and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the cashier, demanding money.  As Rodgers began to walk around the front counter, another employee confronted him with a large kitchen knife, causing him to flee.

Based on physical descriptions of the suspect provided by the victims, Rodgers was quickly apprehended.

Rodgers faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on each of the three counts of robbery.   U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar has scheduled sentencing for August 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.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 Piper F. McKeithen, a cross-designated Baltimore Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to Exile cases, who prosecuted the case.

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Updated April 21, 2016