Bank robber sentenced to 11 years in prison

April 21, 2007|By Matthew Dolan

A Baltimore bank robber who left his fingerprints at the crime scene was sentenced in federal court yesterday to spend more than 11 years behind bars.

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced 48-year-old Robert Nathaniel Brown to 140 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery. He could have received up to 20 years behind bars.

The judge stiffened her sentence, in part because of Brown's three previous convictions for robbery. Brown must also pay restitution of $1,400, according to Blake's order.

According to court papers filed with his guilty plea, Brown entered the Wachovia Bank at 8600 Washington Blvd. in Jessup on Sept. 19 last year and approached a teller to demand money. Brown took approximately $1,438 from the teller and left the bank

In his haste, prosecutors said, he left behind an envelope that he had intended to use to hold the stolen money. The envelope contained Brown's fingerprints.

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