Bank robber gets 13 years

CRIME WATCH

July 10, 2008

A 28-year-old Glen Burnie man was sentenced yesterday to nearly 13 years in federal prison for robbing two banks with a shotgun last year in Arbutus and in Severn, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.

U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson also ordered Joel Travis Nunnally to serve three years of supervised probation when he is released.

Prosecutors said Nunnally robbed a Bank of America branch in the 5200 block of East Drive in Arbutus on June 8, 2007, wearing a dark-colored ski mask and gloves. Authorities said he pointed a shotgun at tellers and stole $2,224.

On Aug. 6, prosecutors said, he robbed a Wachovia Bank in the 7800 block of Quarterfield Road in Severn, again ordering tellers at gunpoint to put money into a white grocery bag. Prosecutors said he pointed the shotgun at another teller's face and demanded more money. He left with $2,816.

Prosecutors said witnesses gave police a description of the robber's black Chevrolet Monte Carlo - which had a brown paper bag covering the license plate - and a detective followed it to a Howard County hotel. Police said the detective saw him disassembling the shotgun and found shells, a ski mask, a white plastic grocery bag, gloves and money in the car.

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