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Washington, D.C. and Upper Marlboro Men Each Sentenced to 20 Years In Prison for Armored Car Robbery in Which Employee was Shot

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

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow today sentenced Keith Willie Reed, age 26, of Washington, D.C., and Tobias Richard Dyer, age 23, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, each to 20 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release, after they pleaded guilty to robbery and interstate transportation of stolen vehicles, in connection with an armored car robbery.

The sentences and guilty pleas were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; the members of the FBI Cross Border Task Force - Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Assistant Director in Charge Andrew G. McCabe of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington Field Office; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Chief Cathy L. Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to their plea agreements and court documents, Reed, Dyer and others robbed an armored car employee on December 11, 2012, as the employee was carrying money from a business establishment to the armored transport vehicle.  Specifically, on December 11, 2012, Reed, Dyer, and other perpetrators stole a 2012 Nissan Altima, and a 2002 Dodge Ram truck. Reed, Dyer other perpetrators transported the Altima from the District of Columbia to Maryland and Virginia. The Dodge Ram was transported by Reed, Dyer, and other perpetrators from Maryland to the District of Columbia.

Reed, Dyer and other conspirators traveled in the stolen Nissan Altima to the 6300 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, Maryland, armed with firearms, in order to rob an armored car employee.  The robbers exited the Nissan Altima and shot the employee while he was carrying $2,350 in cash from a store to the armored truck parked outside the store. The robbers took the bag containing the money being carried by the employee, and stole the employee’s gun.  The robbers then got back into the stolen Nissan Altima and drove away.

The armored car employee was shot, sustaining life-threatening bodily injury.

Prior to their guilty pleas in Maryland, Reed and Dyer were convicted of similar crimes in a federal case in the Eastern District of Virginia and were each sentenced to 60 years in prison. The Maryland sentence is concurrent to the Virginia sentence.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI Baltimore and Washington Field Offices, the Prince George’s County and, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Takoma Park Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys William D. Moomau and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew L. Paeffgen, who prosecuted the case.

Updated July 31, 2015

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