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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Man Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison For Robbing The University Of Maryland Inn And Conference Center

Discharged a Firearm During the Robbery

 

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Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Jamal Ulysses Green, age 24, of Bowie, Maryland, to 16 years in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release for commercial robbery and using, brandishing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

 

The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Chief David B. Mitchell of the University of Maryland Police Department; Chief Hank Stawinski of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks.

 

According to his plea agreement, on September 6, 2016, Green and a co-conspirator robbed the University of Maryland University College Inn and Conference Center (UMUC). Green, who was armed and was not wearing a mask, approached a security guard and advised the guard that he was making a delivery to UMUC. The guard followed Green to the loading dock, where Green grabbed the security guard. The security guard fought back. During the altercation Green fired his gun, but did not strike the guard.

 

Shortly after that, Green’s co-conspirator, wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun, entered the security office of UMUC demanding money and ordering the occupants to the ground. During this time, the security guard involved in the physical altercation with Green on the loading dock returned to the Security Office. As the security guard returned to the Security Office, the co-conspirator appeared in the doorway and fired his gun at the security guard, striking the security guard in the upper left arm, with the bullet going through his/her arm, and lodging next to the security guard’s spine. The injury to the security guard required emergency medical attention. A few seconds later, Green entered the security office. Green and his co-conspirator took three safes from the security office, and fled the area.

 

Prince George’s County Police Department’s (PGPD) K-9 Unit and Air One helicopter unit responded to 911 emergency calls, and performed a search for the two suspects. Several hours later, a K-9 unit tracked to a wood line directly across the street from the UMUC loading dock. PGPD K-9 found Green in the woods adjacent to the wood line, hiding in overgrown shrubs and trees. Green matched the physical description of the unmasked person seen in the UMUC security video, and was wearing clothing similar in color as one of the suspects who committed the robbery.

 

Two of the safes taken from the UMUC Security Office were located in the immediate vicinity of where Green was hiding. A third, larger safe, that Green was seen on video carrying out of the security office, was found near the loading dock area concealed amongst trees, next to a.40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. The pistol had a magazine in it, and was loaded with seven rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. The caliber of the firearm was the same as the shell casing found by the loading dock where the security guard was involved in the physical altercation with Green. A forensic analysis of the magazine recovered from the firearm revealed a fingerprint that matched Green’s fingerprint.

 

Green was arrested and subsequently charged in Prince George’s County District Court with several criminal offenses. Green was detained, at the Prince George’s County Correctional Center (PGCCC). By PGCCC policy, any calls made to or from inmates are recorded. Prior to any conversation, the inmate and the person calling the inmate are advised that the conversation is being recorded. On September 7, 2016, Green made a recorded call to an unidentified male during which he admitted that he fired his gun, but did not hit anybody.

 

Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the FBI, the University of Maryland Police Department, the Prince George’s County Police Department, and the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas M. Sullivan and Nicolas A. Mitchell, who prosecuted the case.

 

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Updated July 27, 2017