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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Baltimore Man for Series of Commercial Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Allegedly Committed 11 Robberies Over Three Months

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury charged Sean Hill, age 26, of Baltimore, today to with 11 counts of commercial robbery committed over a three month period.  The indictment was returned on September 20, 2016.

The indictment 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; Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Chief Gary Gardner of the Howard County Police Department.

According to the 11-count indictment, from November 13, 2015 to January 6, 2016, Hill robbed six check cashing stores, three motels, a shoe store, and a garage.  Specifically, the indictment alleges that Hill robbed the following Baltimore stores:  Dolfield Money Center on Dolfield Avenue; Ace Cash Express stores on Patapsco, Clifton (twice), and Greenmount Avenues; America’s Cash Express on York Road; Payless Shoe Source on Liberty Road; Motel 6 on Whitehead Court; Gwynns Falls Auto on Gwynns Falls Parkway; and the Knights Inn on Security Boulevard.  Hill also allegedly robbed the Holiday Inn on Washington Boulevard in Jessup.

If convicted, Hill faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on each of the 11 counts.  No court appearance has been scheduled for Hill in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.  Hill is currently detained on related state charges.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt.  An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings. 

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County Police Departments for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney John W. Sippel, Jr., who is prosecuting the case.

Updated September 21, 2016

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