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Baltimore Man Sentenced To Fourteen Years In Federal Prison For Committing Armed Robberies Of Three Cellphone Stores In Howard County, Anne Arundel County And Baltimore County, Maryland

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – United States District Judge Brendan A. Hurson today sentenced Gary Leon Holloway, age 46, of Baltimore, Maryland, to fourteen years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for the armed robberies of cellphone stores located in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Baltimore County, Maryland. 

The sentence was announced by Erek L. Barron, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Special Agent in Charge Toni M. Crosby of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division, Chief Gregory Der of the Howard County Police Department, Chief Amal E. Awad of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Chief Robert McCullough of the Baltimore County Police Department and Commissioner Richard Worley of the Baltimore Police Department. 

According to his guilty plea, in January 2020, Holloway and his co-conspirators planned and committed armed robberies of three commercial businesses.  Specifically, on January 4, January 15, and January 22, Holloway and at least one of his co-defendants robbed cellphone stores in Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, and Dundalk, Maryland, respectively.  Holloway brandished a gun in each robbery and he and his co-defendant stole cellphones and other electronic devices.  In the first robbery, Holloway and his co-defendant also stole the wallets of two employees and in the third robbery, they forced the employees to open and empty the safe and stole cash in addition to the cellphones and electronic devices.  After the third robbery, Holloway and two co-defendants were arrested in Baltimore County.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (“PSN”), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

U.S. Attorney Barron commended the ATF, the Howard County Police Department, the Anne Arundel Police Department, the Baltimore County Police Department, and the Baltimore Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys John W. Sippel, Jr., and Adey Adenrele, who prosecuted the case.

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Angelina Thompson 
(301) 344-4338

Updated June 21, 2024

Project Safe Neighborhoods
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