FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact ELIZABETH MORSE
www.justice.gov/usao/md at (410) 209-4885
Baltimore, Maryland – On January 2, 2017, Tyrone Kevin Gregg, age 48, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and specifically admitted to robbing or attempting to rob eight other banks in Maryland and Virginia from December 2016 through June 2017.
The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Chief Terrence B. Sheridan of the Baltimore County Police Department; Chief Tim Altomare of the Anne Arundel County Police Department; Chief J. Thomas Manger of Montgomery County Police Department; and Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. of the Fairfax County Police Department.
According to his plea agreement, on February 2, 2017 at approximately 10:50 am, Gregg entered a bank in Olney, Maryland where he approached the teller and said, “Give me all the money or I’ll blow your head off.”
Gregg was indicted for committing nine bank robberies in Maryland and Virginia. In pleading guilty to the February 2017 robbery, Gregg acknowledged he committed the other eight bank robberies listed in the indictment.
At the time of the robberies, Gregg was under conditions of supervised release following a 54-month prison sentence imposed by the Honorable Catherine C. Blake in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland as a result of convictions for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft.
Gregg and the government have agreed that if the Court accepts the parties’ plea agreement Gregg will be sentenced to 10 years in prison for the robberies and up to 18 months, to be imposed consecutively, for his violation of the conditions of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake has scheduled sentencing for March 29, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. Gregg remains detained pending sentencing.
As part of his plea agreement, Gregg will be required to pay restitution to the victim banks.
Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the FBI, Baltimore County Police Department, Anne Arundel County Police, Montgomery County Police and Fairfax County Police for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul Riley and Tamera Fine who are prosecuting the case.