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Monday, October 19, 2015

Baltimore Robber Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for the Armed Robbery of a Grocery Store and the Attempted Robbery of a Pharmacy

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Darryl Green, a/k/a “Showboat,” age 47, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 12 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for a robbery conspiracy and for committing a robbery.

The sentence 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; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department; Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.

According to Green’s plea agreement, in March 2014, Green and co-defendant Antwan Travers planned to commit an armed robbery at a pharmacy in Baltimore. According to his plea agreement, on March 19, 2014, Travers drove Green to the store and waited outside as the getaway driver.  Green entered the store and asked an employee about medication for pink eye.  At the time, the employee was holding her two-month old baby.  The employee’s husband was also in the store. Green pointed a long-barreled BB pistol at the employee and her baby and said, “I’m going to kill the baby.”  He then ordered the employee to move towards the cash register.  The employee and her husband activated a loud panic alarm, and Green fled the store.  Travers drove Green away from the pharmacy. 

Green and Travers also attempted to rob a grocery store in Reisterstown, Maryland, on March 27, 2014.  Travers drove Green to the supermarket. Green entered the store and asked a store employee about purchasing a Keno card.  Green then pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded money from the register.  Green said, “You better make it quick or I’m going to shoot you.”  Green stole about $5,000 from the supermarket. According to Travers’ plea agreement, he drove away before Green could escape.  Green attempted to run away, but he was quickly caught by members of the Baltimore County Police Department.  Officers found the gun that Green had used during the robbery, a loaded .380 caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number, near the location where Green was arrested.  Officers also found the stolen money, about $5,000, in a plastic bag. 

Antwan Travers, age 45, of Baltimore, previously pleaded guilty to his role in the robberies and is scheduled to be sentenced on November 16, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore City Police Department and the Baltimore City and Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Offices for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Bonnie S. Greenberg and Joshua Ferrentino, who are prosecuting the case.

Violent Crime
Updated October 19, 2015