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Press Release

Restaurant Robber Exiled To Over Five Years In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Linwood Drake McKoy, age 45, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 66 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for robbing a restaurant.

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; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.

According to his plea agreement, on November 5, 2013, McKoy entered the Prime Chicken and Fish restaurant on Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore and asked to buy a cup of ice. When the victim opened the register, McKoy placed a handgun to the victim’s head and demanded money. McKoy took $700 from the register and fled.

The victim identified McKoy from a photo array and McKoy was arrested on November 14, 2013. McKoy said he used a BB gun during the robbery, but the BB gun was not recovered.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Special Assistant United States Attorney Matthew K. Hoff, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned as part of the Baltimore initiative to combat violent crime, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015