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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bank Robber Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Marvin Junius Simmons, age 43, of Alexandria, Virginia, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for three bank robberies.

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; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Simmons= guilty plea, between December 29, 2011 and February 27, 2012, Simmons robbed three banks located in Prince George’s County. In each robbery, Simmons presented the teller with a note threatening that he had a nuclear bomb and demanding money. Latent fingerprints obtained from each of the three notes matched known fingerprints of Simmons. In addition, after the first robbery law enforcement recovered items of clothing worn by the robber and DNA on some of the clothing was consistent with the known DNA of Simmons. Simmons admits that he stole a total of approximately $5,900 in the three robberies.

Specifically, Simmons robbed: the Wells Fargo Bank in the 5800 block of Silver Hill Road in District Heights, Maryland, on December 29, 2011, stealing $3,200; the Suntrust Bank in the 5700 block of Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on January 10, 2012, stealing $550; and the M&T Bank in the 6300 block of Kirby Road in Clinton, Maryland, on February 27, 2012, stealing $2,150.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney William D. Moomau, who prosecuted the case.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA Washington and Arizona Field Offices for their work in the investigation, and recognized the Baltimore County Police Department for its assistance. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Brooke Carey and Peter M. Nothstein, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

Updated January 26, 2015