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Serial Armed Bank Robber Exiled to 40 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Committed 12 Bank Robberies, 10 of Which Were Committed While on Parole and Supervised Release

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Raymond Edward Gill, age 59, of Baltimore, today to 40 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during the 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 evidence presented during the four day trial, on August 27, 2013, Gill used a handgun to rob the Wells Fargo Bank in Catonsville, Maryland.  Gill waited in line for a teller window to become available and then pointed a revolver at the teller, demanding money.  The teller opened her cash drawer and provided $22,004.  Gill left the bank.

The bank manager followed Gill out to the parking lot, and saw him remove his shirt and walk away.  Baltimore County Police investigated the scene and seized the shirt, along with a hat and surgical mask.  Gill’s DNA was found on the hat and mask.  Bank surveillance videos showed views of Gill’s face, and the robbery itself.

Approximately a week later, Gill was arrested near his home.  On October 6, 2013, Gill was overheard on a jail call telling his sister to sell his gun.

Since age 24, Gill has been convicted three times for crimes arising out of the robberies of 12 banks, 10 of which were committed while on parole and supervised release.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Paul E. Budlow and Sean R. Delaney, who prosecuted the case.

Updated March 13, 2015

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