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District of Maryland

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bank Robber Sentenced to over 12 Years in Prison for the Robberies and Attempted Robberies of Banks, Check Cashing Store and Liquor Store

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Ralph Camper, age 33, of Baltimore, yesterday to 146 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery in connection with the robberies or attempted robberies of three banks, a check cashing store and a liquor store.

In a related case, Judge Bredar sentenced co-conspirator Christopher Horton, age 30, also of Baltimore, today to two years in prison followed by two years of supervised release for conspiring to commit robbery.

The sentences were 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 Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts; and Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department.

According to their plea agreements and evidence presented to the court at their sentencings, Camper and co-conspirator Evan Foreman robbed Worldwide Liquors at 5910 Pulaski Highway in Baltimore on June 8, 2010. Foreman put a gun to the head of a female victim while dragging her around the store by her hair. On August 31, 2010, Camper and Foreman robbed Hilltop Check Cashing at 5429 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore of more than $10,000. They placed a gun to the store owner’s neck and threatened to blow the victim’s head off if the victim resisted. Camper bound the victim with duct tape to facilitate their escape.

Camper conspired with Horton and others to rob the PNC Bank branch located in the Giant supermarket at 9730 Groffs Mill Drive in Owings Mills, Maryland on December 27, 2010. Horton, a PNC bank employee who lived next door to Evan Foreman, identified December 27 as the best day to commit the robbery and was present in the bank during the attempt. Co-conspirator Michael Foreman drove the get-away car. This robbery was not completed because after Camper approached the bank teller with a demand note, he became nervous and walked away. Horton also conspired with Evan and Michael Foreman to stage a robbery of this bank on February 14, 2011, in which Horton acted as the victim, while Evan and Michael Foreman brandished a firearm.

Thereafter, on January 14, 2011 Camper robbed the Bank of America branch at 100 South Charles Street in Baltimore of $1,309; and the Capitol One Bank at 135 East Baltimore Street in Baltimore on January 24, 2011 of $340.

In a related case, Evan Foreman, age 34, of Baltimore, previously pleaded guilty to his participation in the attempted December 27 robbery, as well as another attempted robbery and three other successful robberies. Evan Foreman was sentenced on January 4, 2013 to 294 months in prison. His brother Michael Foreman, age 45, also of Baltimore, previously admitted that he participated in the attempted December 27, 2010 robbery of the PNC Bank branch and the successful staged robbery of the bank on February 14, 2011, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI , the Baltimore City Police Department and the Baltimore County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin M. Block, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015