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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Baltimore Man who Robbed Eight 7-Eleven Stores Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

 

Robbed Eight 7-Eleven Stores in 18 Days

 


Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Bryant Smith, age 26, of Baltimore, to 20 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for robbery and using a gun in furtherance of the robbery.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

According to his plea agreement, from December 1 to 18, 2013, Smith and co-defendant John Robinson robbed eight 7-Eleven Stores using a loaded revolver. The stores were located in Baltimore on Boston Street, Holabird Avenue, West 33rd Street, Belair Road, Reisterstown Road, Harford Road, Frederick Road and Pulaski Highway. In each of the robberies, Robinson wore a mask and pointed the gun at the store employee, demanding money. Robinson or Smith, who was also masked, would take other items as well, such as cigarettes and lottery scratch-off tickets. On some occasions, Smith and/or Robinson would order the store employee to lie on the floor.

Co-defendant John Robinson, age 34, of Baltimore, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on August 1, 2014, on the same charges.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore Police Department; Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg, who prosecuted the case.

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Updated January 27, 2015