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Friday, May 15, 2015

Baltimore Man Exiled to Over 18 Years in Prison for Three Armed Robberies

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Jimile Williams, age 29, of Baltimore, today to 219 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for robbery and using a firearm during the robbery.  Judge Motz also entered an order that Williams pay restitution of $15,235.

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; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

According to his plea agreement, on October 27, 2012, Williams and co-defendant Lydell Pittman entered a cell phone store on Security Boulevard in Baltimore, pointed a handgun at a clerk’s face and demanded money.  One of the robbers ordered the clerk to lie on the floor while the other took approximately $400 from the store.  Pittman’s fingerprint was recovered from behind the counter of the store.

That same day, Williams and Pittman robbed an employee at a dry clean store on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore.   One of the robbers pointed a gun at the clerk while the other stole $835 from the cash registers. Several witnesses identified Williams and Pittman from video footage of the robbery, as well as the robbers’ getaway vehicle.

On November 16, 2012, Williams and Pittman robbed a check cashing store on Windsor Mill Road in Baltimore.   They pointed a gun at an employee, and told him to get down or he would die. They took $14,000 from two lock boxes and a cash register.  Further investigation placed Pittman’s car at the store at the time of the robbery.

Lydell Pittman, age 24, of Baltimore, previously pleaded guilty to his participation in the robberies and was sentenced to 181 months in prison.

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

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Updated May 15, 2015