Conspirator Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Federal Prison for Robbing Four Banks
Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Andre Antoine Walker, age 23, of Temple Hills, Maryland, today to 162 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery conspiracy, bank robbery, armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in relation to a bank robbery. Judge Bennett also ordered Walker to pay restitution of $10,593.
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, Baltimore Field Office; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Chief Hank Stawinski of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Kent County Sheriff John F. Price IV; Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman; and Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.
According to his plea agreement, Walker and co-defendant Malcolm Green robbed three banks in Maryland and one bank in Virginia. On July 1, 2015, Walker and Green entered the BB&T Bank on Allentown Road in Camp Springs, Maryland. Walker passed a note to a teller demanding money in large and small bills. When the bank teller stated that she did not have large bills, Walker patted his waistband with his hand. The teller believed that this motion was meant to indicate that Walker had a weapon. The teller provided money and the defendants left.
On July 13, the defendants presented a demand note to a teller at the Essex Bank on Ingleside Road in Baltimore. The teller provided cash and the defendants left with approximately $100. A dye pack ignited in Green’s pants, burning his legs and ruining the money.
On July 17, the defendants walked into the BB&T Bank on Cypress Avenue in Millington, Maryland. Green passed the teller a note demanding money, and threatening to come back shooting if his demands were not met. When the teller hesitated, Walker pulled out a gun from his waistband, brandishing it several times. The teller provided cash and the defendants left.
On July 24, 2015, the defendants entered the BB&T Bank in Lovettsville, Virginia. Green brandished a gun and gave the teller a note demanding money and no dye packs. The teller provided money and the defendants left.
The total amount that the defendants stole from the banks was in excess of $10,590.
Investigators identified the defendants through fingerprint analysis on a robbery note, law enforcement databases and surveillance footage of the robberies. Walker and Green were arrested on August 3, 2015.
Malcolm Xavier Green, age 24, of Temple Hills, Maryland, pleaded guilty to his participation in the conspiracy and was sentenced to 154 months in federal prison on May 31, 2016.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore County Police Department, Prince George’s County Police Department, Kent County Sheriff’s Office, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance, and Assistant United States Attorney Aaron S. J. Zelinsky, who prosecuted the case.