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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Baltimore Man Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Bank Robbery

                                                                           

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Contact ELIZABETH MORSE
www.justice.gov/usao/md                                       at (410) 209-4885

 

Baltimore, Maryland – United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Tyrone Kevin Gregg, age 49, of Baltimore, Maryland, to eleven years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery while on supervised release for a prior federal conviction. Gregg previously 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.  Gregg will be required to pay restitution to the victim banks.

The sentence 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.”  The teller complied, handing over cash from the till, and Gregg fled.     

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—several of which also involved threats of violence as well as Gregg’s statements that he had a gun.

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.  The 11-year sentence imposed by the Court also reflects Gregg’s punishment for violating the condition of supervised release requiring him not to commit and federal, state, and local crimes.

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.

 

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Updated March 29, 2018