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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Baltimore Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for a Series of Commercial Robberies

Committed Six Robberies in Less than a Month

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Taft Redd, age 45, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for six commercial robberies committed between July 22 and August 18, 2015.    

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson 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. 

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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