2 New Yorkers arrested in Annapolis bank robbery

July 15, 1992|By Staff report

Two Brooklyn, N.Y., men have been arrested and charged with the April robbery of the Maryland National Bank in Annapolis.

FBI Special Agent Andrew S. Manning said agents in New York arrested Reynaldo Millan and Steven Brown, both 22, at their homes yesterday in connection with the April 30 robbery of the bank in the 1700 block of West St.

A third man, Vaughn Alan Gaffney, also 22, was arrested June 17 in Brooklyn.

Mr. Manning said the three men are alleged to have entered the bank at about 10:30 a.m. April 30 wielding pellet guns. Employees and customers were forced to lie on the floor while the three allegedly took an undisclosed sum of money from the vault and teller's stations.

The three reportedly fled the bank on bicycles, then dumped the bicycles for a waiting car.

Mr. Manning said agents, who already had identified three suspects, received a break in the case June 10 when Mr. Brown was arrested by state police in Somerset County for speeding. At the time of his arrest, which also included a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, Mr. Brown identified himself as Dexter Brown.

After Mr. Brown's release on bail, and a subsequent FBI investigation, Dexter Brown was revealed as Steven Brown. Mr. Manning said Steven Brown was wanted on an outstanding drug charge.

When Mr. Brown was arrested at his Brooklyn home yesterday, agents recovered 50 vials of crack cocaine and a 9mm handgun, Mr. Manning said.

Mr. Brown and Mr. Millan were scheduled to appear before a U.S. Magistrate late yesterday. The two men, and Mr. Gaffney, are to be extradited to Maryland to answer federal bank robbery charges.

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