Baltimore MD Jan 25 22013 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.
Washington DC Dec 21 2011 Five people have been indicted in a string of armored car robberies that took place around the Washington region from May 2008 to April 2011.
Prosecutors said the group robbed Dunbar vehicles carrying large amounts of cash at gunpoint, netting a total of $765,000 in six heists.
Indicted in federal court in Baltimore were 26-year-old Erick Wilson, of Columbia; his mother, 48-year-old Regina McCullom, of Laurel; 28-year-old David Howard, of Hyattsville and Baltimore; Howard’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Gloria Martino, of Hyattsville; and 25-year-old Matthew Mace, of Olney.
A staged robbery happened in Northwest D.C. in May 2008 while Wilson was working for Dunbar, prosecutors said. Five other robberies — four in Silver Spring and one in Ellicott City — took place between April 2009 and April 2011, court documents say.