Two men get 32 years for Baltimore-area armored-car heists

Erick Wilson and David Marquise Howard pulled in $765,000 in a string of robberies

January 23, 2013|By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun

A federal judge sentenced two partners in an armored-car stick up crew to 32 years and a day each in prison.

Erick Wilson, 28 from Columbia and David Marquise Howard, 29, from Baltimore held up employees of Dunbar Armored at gunpoint, stealing cash from them. The robberies, carried out in Maryland and Washington, D.C., took place between 2008 and 2011, earning the pair and their crew $765,000.

Wilson was sentenced Wednesday and Howard Tuesday. Both pleaded guilty to six robberies.

Wilson's mother Regina McCullom, 49, and Howard's girlfriend Gloria Martino, 29, have also pleaded guilty to their roles in the scheme and are awaiting sentencing.

Prosecutors said the crew was highly organized, wearing disguises, purchasing cars specifically for each job and using disposable cell phones to communicate during the robberies. Sometimes they would rent hotel rooms to use as a base and a place to divide up the stolen cash.

But other parts of the plot were less sophisticated. When investigators caught up with the crew and arrested Howard, he took them to a spot in Baltimore where he had buried a bag containing $10,000.

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