Monday, October 01, 2012

Washington, D.C. Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Armed Robberies of Apple Delivery Drivers

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Avery Duane Bines, 32, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for committing two armed robberies of truck drivers who were delivering Apple products to area stores.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Ken Cuccinelli, II, Attorney General of Virginia; James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Colonel David Rohrer, Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, made the announcement after Bines was sentenced by United States District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee.

Bines pled guilty on July 9, 2012, to using a firearm during a crime of violence. According to court records, Bines had previously worked for a company responsible for delivering Apple products to area stores. In 2011 and 2012, Bines conspired with others to rob that company’s truck drivers.

On June 15, 2011, Bines’s conspirators intentionally drove his vehicle into the side of a delivery truck outside the Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia. When the delivery truck driver stopped to inspect the damage to his vehicle, a conspirator pointed a gun at the victim and blindfolded and bound him. Bines’s coconspirator drove the victim’s truck, with the victim still bound inside, three miles to a gas station, where Bines and his conspirators stole approximately $41,000 worth of Apple products from the truck.

On October 30, 2011, Bines conspired with others to rob a long-haul truck driver who was delivering Apple products in Prince George’s County, Maryland. During this attack, the victim was pistol-whipped and bound, and conspirators stole approximately $71,000 worth of Apple products.

The investigation was conducted by FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Fairfax County Police Department. Virginia Assistant Attorney General and Special Assistant United States Attorney Marc Birnbaum is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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