A 35-year-old Rosedale man that was charged for his alleged involvement in the armed robbery of a Baltimore business has been sentenced to 27 years in prison. The man was the last of three men arrested and convicted for the crime that occurred back in July of 2009.
The alleged mastermind of the group, a 56-year-old man from Edgewood was sentenced in 2011 to 77 years in prison for alleged conspiracy, three counts of commercial robbery and three corresponding gun charges in connection with the robbery, as well as two unrelated home invasions. The third man, a 67-year-old from New Jersey, was sentenced to 141 months for the armed robbery, as well, for his part in a series of robberies that were initiated by the 56-year-old man.
According to court documents, the 35-year-old man and the 67-year-old man allegedly walked into Precision Vending dressed as delivery men, then robbed the establishment of $11,000 after holding a gun on the store's owner and restraining him with zip ties and duct tape. Records further state that the owner then suffered a stroke prior to being discovered in his office by police officers.
Although the owner was transported to the hospital, he later died from complications of the stroke that authorities believe were attributed to the robbery. His death was later ruled as a homicide.
Violent crimes such as an armed robbery can have serious consequences and penalties that could result in a lengthy prison sentence. An experienced criminal attorney could help to ensure that a defendant is treated fairly throughout the difficult legal process.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Man sentenced to 27 years in prison for 2009 E. Baltimore robbery" Colin Campbell, Feb. 06, 2014