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Press Release

Temple Hills Bank Robber Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

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

Greenbelt, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Pierre Ramone Washington, age 29, of Temple Hills, Maryland today to six years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery. Chief Judge Chasanow also ordered Washington to pay restitution of $13,861.

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; Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess; Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy; and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks.

According to his plea agreement, between May 22 and September 26, 2013, Washington committed five bank robberies. In each case, Washington entered the bank and presented the teller with a note demanding money. Washington stole a total of $13,861.

Specifically, Washington robbed: the Capital One Bank in the 11000 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland, on May 22nd, stealing $3,109; the TD Bank in the 700 block of Crane Highway in Glen Burnie Maryland on June 27th, stealing $1,694; the Capital One Bank in the 21000 block of Frederick Road in Germantown, Maryland, on July 24th, stealing $5,700; the Bank of Glen Burnie in the 1200 block of Generals Highway in Crownsville, Maryland, on September 17th, stealing $2,298; and the SunTrust Bank in the 4600 block of Old Branch Avenue in Temple Hills, Maryland, on September 26th, stealing $430.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI, Anne Arundel County Police Department, Montgomery County Police Department, Prince George’s County Police Department, and the Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Prince George’s County State’s Attorneys’ Offices for their work in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nicolas A. Mitchell and Deborah A. Johnston, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015