Friday, June 22, 2012

Baltimore Bank Robber Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Prison

BALTIMORE—U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson sentenced George Jordan, age 50, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 151 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery. Judge Nickerson enhanced Jordan’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on two previous drug convictions and a robbery conviction.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld, III of the Baltimore Police Department.

According to Jordan’s guilty plea, on February 18, 2009, Jordan robbed the Provident Bank at 2118 East Monument Street in Baltimore. Jordan presented the teller with a note demanding money and verbally told the teller, “I will shoot you.” Jordan stole $1,042 and left the bank, carrying a duffel bag. On March 5, 2009, Jordan robbed the Wachovia Bank located at 2008 East Monument Street. Jordan presented the teller with a note demanding money and threatening to shoot everyone in the bank. Jordan stole $1,167 and quickly exited the bank.

Law enforcement circulated pictures of the suspect from the bank robberies to officers on patrol. On March 11, 2009, police officers in Baltimore recognized Jordan, who was standing in front of a home in the 900 block of North Chester Street, as the bank robbery suspect and arrested him. Jordan confessed to committing the robberies.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and Baltimore Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Mushtaq Gunja, who prosecuted the case.

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