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August 12, 2015

Baltimore Co-Conspirator Admits to Robbing Seven Stores

BALTIMORE, MD—Darryl Norris, age 36, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to robbing a video game store, and admitted to six other robberies.

The plea agreement was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge Scott Hinckley of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Interim 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, on September 24, 2014, Norris and two co-conspirators entered the Game Stop at 8067 Liberty Road in Baltimore, pointing fake guns which appeared to be real weapons 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 $7,833.79 in cash and merchandise.

Norris admitted to committing six other robberies with co-conspirators from August 26 to September 27, 2014, using a similar modus operandi: Rainbow Clothing on Maiden Choice Lane in Baltimore; Cappy Cleaners on Belair Road in Baltimore; The Summit at Owings Mills, in Owings Mills, Maryland; Royal Farms on Wilkens Avenue and another Royal Farms on Keswick Road, both in Baltimore; and 7-Eleven on Pleasant Plains Road in Towson, Maryland. The total loss from these robberies was $5,650.36.

Norris and the government have agreed that if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Norris will be sentenced to 108 months in prison. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III has scheduled sentencing for October 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

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.

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