Career Offender Gets 17 Years for Bank Jobs

With a rap sheet already as long as your arm, the 26-year-old Baltimore, Maryland, resident was far from finished. His most recent crime spree began in September 2013 when he robbed the M&T Bank in Baltimore while wearing women’s clothing and a long black wig.

He handed a note to the teller demanding money and pointing out that he had a bomb. He told the teller to put the money in a black and white polka dot cosmetic bag, which he gave the teller. The teller put cash and a GPS tracking device in the cosmetic bag and handed it to the robber, who fled the bank and tossed the tracking device out the car window. A woman co-conspirator drove the getaway vehicle.

The next day, the robber let two women use his car so they could rob another bank. The women picked the 1st Mariner Bank in Owings Mills, Maryland. They wrote a note similar to the one their friend used the day before, and they also used the same wig and polka dot cosmetic bag. They got away with $3,100 and split the proceeds three ways.

Cash and two dye packs

The following day, the male robber let three women use his car to do a robbery at the Baltimore County Savings Bank. They passed the teller a note mentioning a bomb. In return they got cash and two dye packs. One exploded outside the bank. The other went off in the car. They threw the dye pack out the window along with their wigs and other accessories.

Police stopped the car, arrested the women and impounded the vehicle.

The male robber wanted his wheels back, so he paid a visit to police headquarters. Cops questioned him about an earlier robbery. He replied that he was at his probation officer’s office at the time and then went to work.

No meeting with probation officer

The alibi did not check out. Witnesses said that the man did not meet his probation officer that day nor did he go to work.

End of the line for Master Giddins, who had previous convictions for first degree assault, a firearms violation and an arson conviction. Giddins was sentenced to 210 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery by a career offender and for conspiring to commit three bank robberies.

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