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Baltimore Robber Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Admitted to Robbing Seven Businesses in a Month

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Darryl Norris, age 37, of Baltimore, today to nine years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for robbing a video game store.  Judge Russell also entered an order that Norris pay restitution of $13,481.15.

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 his plea agreement, on September 24, 2014, Norris and two co-conspirators entered the Game Stop on Liberty Road in Baltimore, pointing fake guns which appeared to be real weapons at an employee. The robbers demanded that the employee open the register, from which they took money.  The robbers forced the employee to show them a safe and game systems, and then bound him with zip ties. The robbers took the employee’s cell phone as well as cash and merchandise.

Norris admitted to committing six other robberies with co-conspirators from August 26 to September 27, 2014, using a similar modus operandi: Rainbow Clothing on Maiden Choice Lane in Baltimore; Cappy Cleaners on Belair Road in Baltimore; The Summit at Owings Mills, in Owings Mills, Maryland; Royal Farms on Wilkens Avenue and another Royal Farms on Keswick Road, both in Baltimore; and 7-Eleven on Pleasant Plains Road in Towson, Maryland.

The total loss from the seven robberies was $13,481.15.

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

Updated October 16, 2015

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