Man receives 12 years in prison for bank robberies

September 08, 2004

A Washington County man was sentenced in Baltimore's federal court yesterday to more than 12 years in prison for robbing two Anne Arundel banks last year.

Kenneth M. Lanham, 43, of Boonsboro pleaded guilty last September to robbing Bank Annapolis in Severna Park and First Union Bank in Linthicum in January last year.

Prosecutors said that both times Lanham handed the tellers a bank note demanding they give him "all strapped money" and "no dye packs."

He took $1,382 from Bank Annapolis and $2,280 from First Union, prosecutors said.

Police said a detective spotted Lanham leaving the scene of the second robbery and followed him to a Motel 6.

Officers arrested Lanham at the motel. Prosecutors said he had the stolen money with him.

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles also sentenced Lanham yesterday to three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

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