Bank Robber Exiled to 10 Years in Prison
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2009|
BALTIMORE, MD—Chief U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Sunni Rahman, age 49, of Baltimore, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Chief Judge Legg enhanced Rahman’s sentence upon finding that Rahman made a death threat in the course of the bank robbery, and Rahman was a career offender based on previous convictions for robbery and possession with the intent to distribute narcotics.
According to Rahman’s plea agreement, on February 17, 2009 Rahman entered the Susquehanna Bank, 1525 Town Center, Pikesville, Maryland wearing a black jacket, glasses and a gray beard. He approached the teller and stated that he wanted all of the teller’s large bills. Rahman then told the teller that she had five seconds to give him the money, or he would shoot. The teller gave Rahman $1,676 and Rahman then fled the bank. Rahman was arrested nine days later.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy and her office, the Baltimore Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Mushtaq Gunja, who prosecuted the case.