City man sentenced for robbery, home invasion

October 05, 2008

A 43-year-old Baltimore man has been sentenced to 37 years in federal prison for bank robbery with a dangerous weapon and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Maurice Young had pleaded guilty to the charges July 8, on the fifth day of his trial in U.S. District Court. In his plea agreement, Young had admitted to being involved in the October 2006 armed home invasion in Pikesville of a family that he and his co-conspirators had believed was involved in the jewelry business. But the family was not in the jewelry business, and after holding members of the family at gunpoint for several hours, Young and the others left with several items, including collectible sports merchandise, according to federal prosecutors.

Young never entered the home, but remained outside as the lookout and getaway driver, prosecutors said. Young also has admitted to robbing four banks in late 2006 in Severn, Jessup, Perry Hall and Ellicott City, prosecutors said. During Friday's sentencing, U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis also sentenced Young to five years of supervised release after the prison term is completed.

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