Baltimore Robber Exiled to More Than 10 Years in Prison
BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Robert Collins, age 49, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 125 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for robbery, attempted robbery, and carrying and brandishing a firearm during a robbery.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.
According to his plea agreement, on December 15, 2013, Collins walked into the New York Fried Chicken Restaurant at 542 E. Patapsco in Baltimore. He pointed a handgun at the cashier, demanded that the register be opened and took about $290.
That same day, Collins walked into the Italiano’s Restaurant at 2229 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore. He pointed a handgun at a cashier and demanded money. The cashier refused to cooperate. Collins grabbed three iPhones belonging to other Italiano’s employees and fled. Collins was apprehended and the three iPhones were recovered. Additionally, a .380 caliber pistol was found near Collins.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Scott A. Lemmon, who prosecuted the case.