Baltimore man charged with armed robbery Other suspects sought in Roland Park holdup

September 22, 1998|By Michael James | Michael James,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore man suspected of being the getaway car driver in a daring Roland Park bank robbery that ended with a 110-mph chase on Interstate 95 was formally charged yesterday with stealing $59,149 in the holdup.

Dante Carrington, 22, is accused of being one of three men who robbed the NationsBank in the 4800 block of Roland Ave., according to an FBI affidavit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The other two men are being sought.

Carrington was arrested Saturday outside his home in the 5000 block of Dickey Hill Road after police traced the license plate of the getaway car to him, the affidavit said.

A city police helicopter had recorded the plate number during the chase Friday along southbound I-95.

The armed robbers, who leapt over the teller counters at the bank and cleaned out the cash drawers, were able to elude 30 police cars from eight jurisdictions in the wild chase.

During the pursuit, they flung $13,254 of the stolen money out the window, along with a tracking device that bank officers had ** put with the cash, the FBI affidavit said.

"Throughout the pursuit, the robbers took extreme measures including recklessly weaving in and out of traffic while exceeding speeds of 110 mph, taking exits off and back on to the highway, and conducting maneuvers at high rates of speed," the affidavit said.

Carrington, dressed in dark blue jail garb and wearing pink slippers, said nothing as a federal magistrate informed him of the charges in federal court yesterday. He hugged two relatives moments before leaving the courtroom.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas M. DiBiagio said Carrington would be held pending a detention hearing today.

About $46,000 of the stolen money remains unaccounted for, DiBiagio said.

Pub Date: 9/22/98

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