Man gets almost 6 years for string of robberies

April 14, 2007

A 23-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday to almost six years in federal prison for a series of bank robberies, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Terron A. Moore had pleaded guilty in January to robbing the Provident Bank on Chesaco Avenue in Rosedale on May 31. He had given a teller a note warning that he had a gun and demanding money. He was given $3,131 inside an envelope, but a dye pack also placed inside the envelope exploded as he tried to leave, prosecutors said. The money and envelope were left behind, but Moore's fingerprints were later found on the envelope.

Federal prosecutors said that in June, Moore used the same technique to rob four other banks -- $1,248 from the Chevy Chase Bank on Wilkens Avenue in Catonsville; $13,699 from the M&T Bank on Joppa Road in Perry Hall; $814 from the American Bank on Ridge Road in Ellicott City; and $357 from the Bank of America on Belair Road in Fullerton.

In addition to the 70-month prison sentence, U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. sentenced Moore to three years of supervised release, according to prosecutors.

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