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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Get Away Driver Sentenced To Over 7 Years In Prison For Three Bank Robberies

Committed Three Bank Robberies While on Supervised Release for Previous Gun Convictions



Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Dillian Nathaniel Tucker, age 36, of Greenbelt, Maryland, today to 92 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for three bank robberies. Judge Messitte also ordered Tucker to pay restitution of $10,108.

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 Tucker’s plea agreement, on April 6, Tucker drove himself and co-defendant Reginald Lasley to a SunTrust bank in Landover, Maryland. Lasley entered the bank, presented the teller with a note demanding money and took $4,810. Lasley got into the black van being driven by Tucker and they left the scene. On April 9 Tucker drove himself and Lasley to a Sun Trust Bank in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in the same black van. Lasley again presented the teller with a note demanding money and stole $5,370, leaving the area in the van driven by Tucker.

Two days later, on April 11, 2012, Tucker drove himself and Lasley in the same black van to the M&T Bank, in Largo, Maryland. Tucker entered the bank, approached a teller window, and asked for change. Tucker then exited the bank and advised Lasley to enter the bank to rob it. Several minutes later, Lasley entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and Lasley stole $1,390. Lasley exited the bank, got into the black van, and Tucker drove away from the bank.

Later on April 11, 2012, Prince George’s County police officers saw the black van and attempted to pull it over. Tucker, who was still driving the van, made a quick U-turn and attempted to flee. After a short chase, Tucker stopped the van, and Tucker and Lasley attempted to run away. Police officers caught and arrested Tucker immediately. Lasley was caught later that day, and law enforcement officers recovered from Lasley a robbery demand note and the money stolen earlier from the M&T Bank. Officers also recovered from the black van another robbery demand note and the hat and shirt that Lasley wore during the M&T bank robbery.

Tucker committed each of the robberies while on supervised release in connection with firearm convictions in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte previously sentenced Reginald Anthony Lasley, age 42, of Silver Spring, Maryland, to a total of 18 years in prison - 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.

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.

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Updated January 26, 2015