Baltimore Co-Conspirator Admits to Five Robberies
BALTIMORE, MD—Randy Jones, age 38, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to robbing a video game store, and admitted to four other robberies.
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department; Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.
According to his plea agreement and court documents, on September 24, 2014, Jones, co-conspirator Daryl Norris and another individual entered the Game Stop on Liberty Road in Baltimore, pointing fake guns, which appeared to be real, at an employee. The robbers demanded that the employee open the register, from which they took money. The robbers forced the employee to show them a safe and game systems, and then bound him with zip ties. The robbers took the employee’s cell phone as well as cash and merchandise.
Jones admitted to committing four other robberies from August 26 to December 15, 2014 with Norris and/or others, using a similar modus operandi: Rainbow Clothing on Maiden Choice Lane in Baltimore; 7-Eleven on Pleasant Plains Road in Towson, Maryland; Metro PCS in Baltimore; and the same Game Stop store.
The total loss from the five robberies was $15,312.51. Jones has agreed to the entry of an order requiring him to pay restitution in that amount.
Jones and the government have agreed that if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Jones will be sentenced to between 108 and 151 months in prison. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III scheduled sentencing for February 5, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
Darryl Norris, age 37, of Baltimore, previously pleaded guilty to robbing the video game store, and admitted to six other robberies. Judge Russell sentenced Norris on October 16, 2015 to nine years in prison.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore County and City Police Departments and Baltimore County and City State’s Attorney’s Offices for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg, who is prosecuting the case.