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District of Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to a Series of Commercial Robberies

Committed Six Robberies in Less than a Month

Baltimore, Maryland – Taft Redd, age 45, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to six commercial robberies committed between July 22 and August 18, 2015.    

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 Mosby.

According to his plea agreement, in each robbery Redd entered the store, approached the register, displayed what appeared to be a black handgun, and demanded money.  Redd stole cash from each store and occasionally took merchandise as well. Specifically, on July 22 and August 18, 2015 Redd robbed the same convenience store located in the 5200 block of Harford Road in Baltimore; on July 22 Redd robbed a shoe store located in the 3200 block of Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore; July 29 and August 12, 2015 Redd robbed the same shoe store located in the 3900 block of Erdman Avenue in Baltimore; and on August 16, 2015 Redd robbed a fast food restaurant in the 2000 block of N. Broadway in Baltimore.

When Redd was arrested on August 19, 2015, he was in possession of a black BB gun that was the same weapon seen by witnesses in the six robberies. 

Redd and the government have agreed that if the Court accepts the plea agreement Redd will be sentenced to 10 years in prison.  U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis has scheduled sentencing for November 9, 2016 at 11:00 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 Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew C. Sullivan, who is prosecuting the case.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated September 8, 2016