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Friday, December 13, 2013

Conspirator In $220,000 Armored Car Robbery Exiled To Over 7 Years In Prison

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Kai Holt, age 38, of Waldorf, Maryland, today to 88 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to commit, and committing, the armed robbery of an armored vehicle, and conspiracy to possess, and possession of, a firearm in connection with the robbery.

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; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy.

According to his plea agreement, in June 2012, Holt and co-defendants Carmen Camacho and John Williams began planning the robbery of an armored vehicle outside the Navy Federal Credit Union located at 12248 Rockville Pike in Rockville, Maryland. On June 12, Williams told Holt that the robbery would take place the next day.

On June 13, Holt armed himself with a loaded .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol and met with Williams and two other co-defendants, Marcus Brooks and Deangelo Williams. They traveled in two vehicles to the Navy Federal Credit Union. The conspirators drove around the area planning escape routes, and parked nearby waiting for the armored car to arrive. At 11:20 a.m., John Williams called Holt and told him to proceed with the robbery. Holt and Brooks walked towards the credit union where a courier was unloading cash from the back of the van for delivery to the credit union. Holt drew his pistol. The courier threw the bag of money on the ground and ran away. Brooks picked up the bag, which contained $220,000, and he and Holt ran back to their vehicles and fled. The co-conspirators traveled back to Prince George’s County where they divided the proceeds of the robbery.

Carmen Camacho, age 31, of Fort Washington, Maryland, pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery and is awaiting sentencing. John Bernard Williams, age 48, and Deangelo Williams, age 20, both of Fort Washington, and Marcus Brooks, age 21, of Lanham, Maryland, also pleaded guilty. John Williams was sentenced to 112 months in prison, Deangelo Williams was sentenced to three years in prison, and Brooks was sentenced to 61 months in prison.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, ATF, Montgomery County Police Department, Prince George’s County Police Department and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Steven E. Swaney and William D. Moomau, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015