A Westminster man was sentenced to a 10-year jail term after pleading guilty to the March 26 robbery of the BB&T Bank at 401 Englar Road in Westminster.
Aaron Christopher Robertson, 30, of the unit block of Charles Street, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery on Tuesday, Aug. 21, before Judge Thomas Stansfield in the Circuit Court for Carroll County.
Stansfield imposed a 15-year term in the Maryland Department of Corrections, with all but 10 years suspended. Following his release, Robertson is subject to five years probation including drug testing and treatment, according to a news release from the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Robertson will also be required to pay $1,900 in restitution to BB&T Bank to replace the stolen funds, according to electronic court records.
Police have arrested a Westminster man they said robbed the BB&T Bank on Englar Road on Monday.
By Carroll County Times staff
Mar 28, 2018 at 5:15 PM
On March 26, Robertson entered the Englar Road bank wearing dark clothing and glasses. He showed the teller a note reading “No Dye Packs,” and was given $1,900 in $50 and $100 bills from the cash drawer per his request, according to the release.
He then fled on foot through an emergency exit door.
The Westminster Police Department responded to the scene and began investigating. While reviewing security footage, police recognized Robertson “despite his efforts to disguise his identity,” according to the release. Tattoos on his fingers were visible on camera and a forensic investigator recovered latent fingerprints from the emergency exit door.
No employees or customers were injured during the robbery.
Robertson was arrested without incident the morning of Wednesday, March 28, according to previous Times reporting.
Following the plea hearing, Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo thanked Lt. Jeffrey Schuster and the members of the Westminster Police Department for their “immediate response and significant experience” that led to the identification of Robertson.
“The imposition of the ten year mandatory sentence should serve as a deterrent to anyone who considers committing a violent offense,” DeLeonardo is quoted saying in the release.