Randall Shreve Jr.'s 1999 robbery of the Carrollton Bank in Glen Burnie didn't go so well, but it didn't stop him from trying again, federal prosecutors say.

On Friday, Shreve, 44, was sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison after being convicted for the second time in 12 years of robbing the bank in the 400 block of Crain Highway. He received an 11-year sentence after the first robbery and was on supervised probation at the time of the most recent crime.

According to his guilty plea, on May 23, 2011 Shreve forced two tellers standing outside to enter the bank. Dressed all in black and wearing a ski mask, he ordered them at gunpoint to hand over cash, and fled with a stack of about $11,000 in cash — which included a dye pack, prosecutors say.

As he fled in a pickup truck, the dye pack exploded, and he led police on an eight-mile chase through Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City before bailing out of the vehicle in an unsuccessful attempt to flee, records show. Police recovered a loaded BB pistol, in addition to dye-stained cash.

Shreve admitted to robbing the bank, saying he came up with the plot that morning because he needed money for rent and food, records show. His last trip to the bank had been for the prior robbery, he said. According to court records, Shreve suffers from bi-polar disorder and is schizophrenic.

jfenton@baltsun.com


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