Black & White and Rob All Over

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 Black and white and rob all over

Bad “Lucky” Black Bandit & Ex-Con Bozo Busted in Armed ATM Robberies

 

Specialty robbers robbed bank ATM customers at gunpoint, firing at one victim; Baltimore robber sentenced to prison following conviction of boosting six businesses in two days

Beltway BanditsLEONARDTOWN, MD.  It’s the same old tune as in the adjoining cartoon, first created in 2003 and published in ST. MARY’S TODAY depicting Washington DC metro area criminals taking a drive down to Southern Maryland to rob and pillage. The lookout issued by police often was the same: three black males driving a Nissan Maxima. The number of suspects often varies as does the vehicle make and model but more often than not the suspect criminals tend to remain to be black males.

In recent years, the criminals robbing banks and stores have grown more violent as one pair of bandits fired a gun at a victim after robbing him at the ATM at a Charlotte Hall bank.

Others often are home-grown criminals, and occasionally rob with nothing more than a note.

Robbers always head for Southern Maryland from DC & PG County...along with a few homegrown criminals. This 2002 toon appeared in ST. MARY'S TODAY and more than 200 toons are available in The Story of The Rag in paperback and eBook.

Robbers always head for Southern Maryland from DC & PG County…along with a few homegrown criminals. This 2002 toon appeared in ST. MARY’S TODAY and more than 200 toons are available in The Story of The Rag in paperback and eBook.

The lookouts issued by police often have changed as evolving camera technology produces better still photos and videos of the robberies.

Two recent bank robbers have been identified and arrested in Washington where they await extradition to Maryland after detectives got their heads together when two robberies were marked by similar methods of operation.

On November 9, 2015, at 7:25 p.m., Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reported that officers responded to the Bank of America located on Charles Street in La Plata for the report of a robbery of a citizen. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who said that, after she had driven up to the ATM, a suspect armed with a long gun entered the back seat of her car and demanded money. A second suspect then entered the front passenger seat. The suspects ordered the victim to withdraw money from the ATM and then drive them to a nearby location where they fled. The victim was not injured and notified police immediately.

A citizen was robbed at the ATM located at the Cedar Point Federal Credit Union in Charlotte Hall on November 11, 2015.  Police say that at approximately 9:15 p.m., on Veterans Day, when banks were closed, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, for the report of an armed robbery.

While using the ATM, the victim observed two male subjects approach his location. Subsequently, the suspects robbed the victim of money and property.  While attempting to flee to a local business, the suspects fired a weapon at the victim. Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Lab responded to the scene and assumed the investigation

Charles Nathaniel Thomas Jr. busted for armed robbery.

Charles Nathaniel Thomas Jr. busted for armed robbery.

St. Mary’s and Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigators collaborated to determine the same suspects were responsible for both robberies. The property stolen from both victims was recovered in Washington, DC. The suspects, David Terry “Lucky” Luckett, age 36, of Southeast, Washington, D.C., and Charles Nathaniel Thomas Jr., 40, of Southeast, Washington, DC, were positively identified as the suspects in both robberies.

Thomas entered a plea deal in the Charles County Circuit Court on Jan. 12, 1995 to a charge of daytime burglary and was sentenced to five years in prison to three years and six months suspended as part of the deal with Charles County States Attorney Leonard Collins.

David "Lucky" Luckett charged with armed robbery and nabbed in the District.

David “Lucky” Luckett charged with armed robbery and nabbed in the District.

Given that Maryland is rife with liberal activist judges who dole out lenient sentences arranged by many States Attorneys who find that making deals on Stet Docket, probation before judgement and light sentences is easier than preparing a case for trial, it may not surprise readers that Thomas was convicted of armed robbery on Jan. 30, 1996. Thomas was sentenced to ten years in prison and five years of probation following his release. On a charge of the use of a gun while committing a felony Thomas was sentenced to twenty years with five years suspended on Jan. 30, 1996.

Investigators from St. Mary’s and Charles County, with the assistance of members of the Investigative and Patrol Divisions of the Washington D.C Metropolitan Police Department, as well as the U.S. Marshall’s Service, were able to locate and arrest both suspects for their involvement in both of the related robberies.

Suspects Luckett and Thomas are currently being held in Washington D.C pending their extradition back to the State of Maryland.

Redneck Robber Joins the Chain Gang for Eleven-Year Booking in Federal Prison

BALTIMORE, MD— A man convicted of armed robbery of six Baltimore-area stores already has his prison tattoos and now will be given a jail cell for the next eleven years.

Nick Dean Hornberger robbed six businesses in two days sentenced to prison

Nick Dean Hornberger robbed six businesses in two days sentenced to prison

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Nick Hornberger, 47, of Baltimore, on Nov. 19, 2015, to 11 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for three counts of robbery. Judge Bennett also entered an order requiring Hornberger to pay restitution of $612.

According to his plea agreement, on March 5, 2014, from 12:40 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. Hornberger, along with his girlfriend, Amy Lynn Holland, robbed the following five stores, stealing a total of $162 from four of these stores:

Royal Farms, Dundalk Avenue, Baltimore County;

Royal Farms, O’Donnell Street, Baltimore City;

7-11, Eastern Boulevard, Baltimore County;

7-11, Wise Avenue, Baltimore County; and

Dunkin Donuts, Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore County.

Amy Lynn Holland

Amy Lynn Holland

The following day, Hornberger robbed a pizza restaurant on Holabird Avenue in Baltimore County of $450.

In each robbery, the cashier or employee from whom Hornberger demanded money believed that Hornberger had a weapon, or was pointing a gun or assault rifle from the inside of a white plastic bag. Following his arrest, Hornberger identified himself in photos taken from video surveillance at each robbery. A search warrant was executed at Hornberger’s motel room and a car used in the robberies. Law enforcement seized a toy black assault-style rifle stuffed inside a white plastic bag.

February 25: High’s store in the 6800 block of Broening Road

(Only Nick Dean Hornberger was charged)

At 11:26 p.m., the suspect entered the High’s store, displayed a handgun and demanded money and then two packs of Newport cigarettes. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes before fleeing the scene.

March 5: Royal Farms store in the Unit block of North Dundalk Avenue

(Only Nick Dean Hornberger was charged)

At 12:40 a.m., the suspect entered the Royal Farms store and demanded money. He was carrying a “Family Dollar” shopping bag that had an object inside that appeared to be a weapon. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the store.

March 5: 7-Eleven store in the Unit block of Eastern Boulevard

(Nick Dean Hornberger and Amy Lynn Holland were charged)

At 6:55 a.m., the suspect entered the 7-Eleven store and demanded money. He had been carrying a plastic bag containing an object that the cashier believed to be a gun. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store.

March 5: 7-Eleven store in the 7900 block of Wise Avenue

(Only Nick Dean Hornberger was charged)

At approximately 10:17 a.m., the suspect came into the 7-Eleven store carrying a white bag and asked for a pack of Newport cigarettes. When the cashier turned back around from getting the cigarettes, the suspect had raised the bag as if there was a gun inside it and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and a pack of Newport cigarettes before walking out of the store.

March 5: Dunkin Donuts store in the 6300 block of Kenwood Avenue

(Nick Dean Hornberger and Amy Lynn Holland were charged)

At 2:30 p.m., the suspect entered the Dunkin Donuts store and asked for two donuts. While the cashier was getting the donuts, the suspect implied that he had a weapon in a bag that he was carrying and demanded money.  The cashier locked the front door via a remote locking system and the suspect attempted to leave. The cashier unlocked the front door and the suspect were able to flee the scene but did not get anything.

March 6: Tony’s Pizza store in the 6900 block of Holabird Avenue

(Dunkin Donuts store)

At 6:25 p.m., the suspect entered the Tony’s Pizza store and whispered to the cashier that he wanted to get a pizza deal. After the cashier had explained the deal, the suspect whispered that he was going to rob her and not to tell anyone. The suspect also pointed a handgun inside a plastic bag at her. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store.

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