Armored Car Robber Sentenced
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 22, 2013|
WILMINGTON—United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that CHARLES RICHARD MOORE, JR., of Timberlake, North Carolina, was sentenced yesterday by Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox for his role in the June 23, 2011, robbery of approximately $1,210,440 from a Garda armored vehicle when it was located adjacent to the Washington, North Carolina Bank of America automated teller machine.
On June 4, 2012, MOORE pled guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951; and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A). Senior Judge Fox sentenced MOORE to 171 months in prison and five years of supervised release. MOORE was also ordered to pay $963,766 in restitution, which is the difference between the total loss and the money recovered. To date, almost $250,000 in robbery proceeds have been recovered.
One defendant, Emmanuel Wallace, III, was previously sentenced to 252 months in prison for his role in the robbery. One other defendant, Lenard Smith, also pled guilty in the case and is pending sentencing at a future date.
This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative, which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified team effort against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Washington Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney John Bennett is prosecuting the case.