What kind of an idiot wears pink pants to an armed robbery?
Howard cops say heist of cell phone store was a “Snow” job; forecast for Snow = 150 months in prison
ELLICOTT CITY, MD. (June 26, 2014) – Armed robbers, all in the Snow family of Baltimore, were just the right weather pattern to rain down terror on an Ellicott City store. Police say that Justin Hosea Snow, 21, his brother, Johnny Devon Snow, 19, their cousin Taylor Yvonne Snow, 22, and Arkeene Antoyn Redditt-Abrams, 24, all of Baltimore, each face various counts of armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, assault, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and other charges.
As part of the Snow family crime spree that day were two more armed robberies of cell phone stores. Now with the conviction and sentencing of Johnny Snow, the forecast is plenty of Snow in federal prisons.
Baltimore Man Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Rob Three Cell Phone Stores
BALTIMORE, MD. (June 9, 2015) —U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Johnny Devon Snow, age 20, on June 4, 2015 to 150 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in the armed robberies of three cell phone stores.
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; and Chief Gary Gardner of the Howard County Police Department.
According his plea agreement, from May 1, 2014 through June 24, 2014, Johnny Snow, his brother Justin Snow, their cousin Taylor Snow and Arkeene Redditt-Abrams conspired to rob three cell phone stores. The defendants planned to steal cash, cell phones and other electronic communications devices, and tablet computers; and that they planned to sell the stolen merchandise. As part of the plan, the defendants determined which firearms were used in the commission of the robberies; conducted surveillance of the targeted stores; wore face masks, hooded jackets and gloves to conceal their identities; and used plastic trash bags to carry the stolen items from the stores.
Specifically, on June 17, 2014, the defendants used a car rented by Taylor Snow to travel to an AT&T store on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. Taylor Snow entered the store to to find out how many people were in the store and whether there were any security cameras. She was talking on ta cell phone as she entered. Less than a minute later Johnny and Justin Snow entered the store, and Justin Snow brandished a firearm in an attempt to rob an employee of the store. Johnny Snow stood near the door and Redditt-Abrams remained in the car, which was parked outside. The defendants realized the store had cameras, left the store and fled in the waiting car.
A few hours later the defendants drove the rented car to an AT&T store in Ellicott City, Maryland. Redditt-Abrams entered the store to “case” it. After he left the Snows entered the store, with Justin Snow again brandishing a gun. They stole cash, cell phones and tablet computers worth more than $18,000. Surveillance video at an adjoining gas station captured images of Taylor Snow’s car at the gas pumps and while it was parked in front of the AT&T store. The video showed Redditt-Abrams entering and leaving the store, then shows three people exiting the car and entering the store. A short time later three people run from the store and get back into the car.
Further, after Johnny Snow’s arrest on June 24, 2014, Justin and Taylor Snow traveled to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, where they used a gun to rob a T-Mobile store of cash, cell phones and tablet computers.
Justin Jose Snow, a/k/a “J.O.,” age 22; Taylor Yvonne Snow, age 22; and Arkeene Antoyn Redditt-Abrams, a/k/a “Duke,” age 26, all of Baltimore, previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the robberies. Taylor Snow was sentenced to nine years in prison. Justin Snow is scheduled to be sentenced on June 30, 2015 and Redditt-Abrams is scheduled to be sentenced on August 15, 2015. They remain detained.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI, and Howard County Police Department, for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney John F. Purcell, who is prosecuting the case.
Police were called to the 9000 block of Baltimore National Pike on June 17, 2014, at approximately 1:10 p.m., for a report of an armed robbery. Three suspects, two with guns, entered the store with their faces covered and confronted two employees. The suspects stole cell phones and cash and fled. No one was injured. Police learned that a fourth unknown male suspect, wearing pink pants and pink shoes, had come into the store shortly before the robbery, looked around and left without making a purchase.
What kind of an idiot wears pink pants to an armed robbery?
Video surveillance from a nearby business showed a person matching the fourth suspect’s description, wearing pink pants, and three other suspects getting out of a gray Toyota Corolla parked near the AT&T store just moments before the robbery.
Through investigation, police identified the three Snows and Redditt-Abrams as the suspects. Detectives learned the Toyota was involved in a traffic stop in a neighboring county the day before the robbery. All four suspects were together in the car during that stop.
During the investigation, detectives also found a profile picture on Facebook of Redditt-Abrams wearing what appeared to be the same pink pants matching those worn in the robbery.
Redditt-Abrams and Johnny Snow are being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $150,000 bond each. Justin Snow was released on $150,000 bond. He and Taylor Yvonne Snow were apprehended June 24 in Mechanicsburg, Pa., in connection with a robbery of a T-mobile store. Extradition was accomplished and they are now in prison.src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js">