Authorities say a disgruntled former Chipotle employee conspired with her boyfriend to hold up four area locations at gunpoint, according to a federal indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
Marvel Alegria, 23, and boyfriend Lamont Bonds, 27, were first charged in November 2012 with robbing two Montgomery County Chipotles.
In a news release at the time, county police said Alegria had been fired from the Mt. Airy Chipotle and had made threats to retaliate.
The federal indictment, unsealed Friday, alleges that Alegria provided information to Bonds to "obtain the maximum amount of cash proceeds." They are accused of robbing the Mt. Airy location on East Ridgeville Boulevard in July 2012, and the Hagerstown location on Garland Groh Boulevard in August 2012.
County police alleged that in the Gaithersburg case, which occurred in October 2012, Bonds entered the rear door of the business as an employee was taking out the trash. He displayed a handgun and forced the employees into an office, where he ordered the manager to open a safe.
Then in November 2012, in Damascus, Bonds entered the front door of the restaurant, announced a robbery, ordered the employees to the ground, and demanded money from the safe.
Bonds had been charged with armed robbery in Carroll County, Montgomery County, and Washington County, and was awaiting separate trials, records show. The federal case consolidates those cases into one federal case.