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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Gunman In Largo Pizza Restaurant Robbery Exiled To 11 Years In Prison

Greenbelt, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Keith Dana Steedley, Jr., age 29, of Germantown, Maryland, today to 11 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to rob a business and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, in connection with the May 22, 2013 armed robbery of a pizza restaurant.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks.

According to Steedley’s plea agreement, he conspired with another individual to rob a pizza restaurant in Largo, Maryland. Steedley went into the restaurant brandishing a shotgun, while his accomplice stayed by the front door. Steedley pointed the shotgun at several employees and demanded money. Steedley took five dollars from a store employee and took the cash register money drawer, which contained $90. Steedley and his accomplice fled in a vehicle. Witnesses called 911 and described the getaway vehicle.

While responding to the 911 calls, a Prince George’s County Police officer saw a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car a few blocks from the restaurant. The officer followed the vehicle turn onto a dead end street, and saw Steedley bail out of the passenger side and run into a wooded area. A K-9 search was conducted and Steedley was found hiding in the woods. A search of the area recovered 48 one dollar bills. Victims brought to the scene identified Steedley as the person who robbed them. The shotgun used in the robbery was recovered from the vehicle, along with a starter’s pistol, a money drawer from a cash register, and cash and receipts from the pizza restaurant.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Prince George’s County Police Department and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Sullivan, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015