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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 31, 2014

Robber Exiled To 15 Years In Prison For Armed Robbery Of Oxon Hill Cell Phone Store



Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Alexander Michael Bailey, age 25, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, late on October 30, 2014, to 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for the armed robbery of an Oxon Hill cell phone store.

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; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

Bailey admitted that on July 3, 2013, he entered a cell phone store located in Oxon Hill, brandished a firearm, and ordered everyone on to the floor. Bailey grabbed the store manager and another employee, poked the employee with the firearm, and demanded that the employee open the register and give Bailey the money. The victims feared for their lives and gave Bailey $302 in cash. Bailey fled the store. A short time later, officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department began a lookout for Bailey. One officer saw Bailey nearby and ordered him to stop. Bailey began to run, but after a short chase he was caught and the $302 was recovered from him. During a subsequent interview by police, Bailey provided a written statement admitting that he carried and brandished a firearm during the armed robbery of the cell phone store.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Deborah A. Johnston and Kelly O. Hayes, who prosecuted the case.

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