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Friday, January 30, 2015

Previously Convicted Bank Robber Exiled To Over 9 Years In Prison For Committing 3 Bank Robberies

Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Robert Rednowers, age 44, of Baltimore, today to 114 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery.

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; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

According to Rednowers’ plea agreement, he committed three bank robberies between November 21 and December 4, 2013.  In each robbery, Rednowers provided a note to the teller stating the he had a gun and threatening to shoot if the teller did not provide the money he demanded.

Specifically, Rednowers robbed the Suntrust Bank in Parkville, Maryland, on November 21, 2013, stealing $1,810; and robbed the M&T Bank on East Joppa Road on November 26, 2014 stealing $3,645 and again on December 4, 2013, stealing $4,150.  The surveillance photos from each robbery clearly depict Rednowers.

Rednowers was previously convicted on federal bank robbery charges in 2001.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg, who prosecuted the case.

Updated February 23, 2015