Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Reginald Anthony Lasley, age 41, of Silver Spring, Maryland, today to a total of 18 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Judge Messitte sentenced Lasley to 16 years for the robbery of a store and three bank robberies and an additional two years in prison for violating his supervised release in connection with previous federal bank robbery convictions. Judge Messitte also ordered Lasley to pay restitution of $29,150.
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 Lasley’s plea agreement, on February 12, 2012, he robbed the pharmacy where he was employed. During the robbery Lasley threatened the manager at knifepoint, bound the manager with duct tape and took approximately $18,000 from the safe before leaving the store. Two months later, Lasley committed three bank robberies. In each bank robbery, Lasley presented the teller with an intimidating note demanding that the teller give him all the $100s, $50s, and $20s, and fled the bank in a black van driven by another individual. Specifically, on April 6, Lasley robbed a SunTrust bank in Landover, Maryland, of $4,810; on April 9 Lasley robbed a SunTrust bank in Upper Marlboro, Maryland of $5,370; and on April 11, Lasley robbed an M&T bank in Largo, Maryland of $1,390.
Shortly after the robbery of the M&T bank, Lasley was apprehended by law enforcement. At the time of his arrest, officers recovered from Lasley the demand note used in the M&T bank and the money stolen in the robbery. Officers also recovered from the black van another bank robbery demand note and the hat and shirt Lasley wore during the M&T robbery.
At the time of the 2012 robberies, Lasley was on supervised release in connection with previous federal bank robbery convictions.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam K. Ake, who prosecuted the case.