Two Robbers Plead Guilty to Armed Robbery of Seven Convenience Stores During an Eight-Day Spree
BALTIMORE, MD—Monte Glascoe, age 23, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to robbery and brandishing a gun in furtherance of robbery. Yesterday, co-defendant Gary Cordell Howard, age 37, also of Baltimore, pleaded guilty to the same offenses.
The guilty pleas were 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; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.
According to their plea agreements, Glascoe and Howard robbed at least seven Baltimore 7-Eleven stores from July 18 to 26, 2013, located at: 3436 Wilkens Avenue; 5512 Park Heights Avenue; 2500 Liberty Heights Avenue; 6700 Brentwood Avenue; 211 West 28th Street; and 3204 Hollins Ferry Road. In each robbery, Glascoe pointed a gun at victim employees. The conspirators stole money from the cash registers and two of the employees, cigarettes and other merchandise, and a cell phone and folding knife belonging to two of the employees.
The defendants face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for robbery; and a mandatory minimum of seven years in prison consecutive to any other term imposed, and a maximum of life in prison, for using a gun in furtherance of robbery. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr., scheduled Howard’s sentencing for August 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and scheduled Glascoe’s sentencing for September 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
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 Benjamin M. Block, who is prosecuting the case.