Man gets three-year prison sentence in staged armored car heist

WASHINGTON—Anthony Holman, 25, was sentenced today to 36 months of incarceration and ordered to pay $210,000 restitution for his role in a staged armored car robbery that took place on May 22, 2008, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. and Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office James W. McJunkin.

The Honorable Richard J. Leon, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, imposed the sentence upon Holman, who had pleaded guilty to bank theft on August 25, 2010.

At the time of his guilty plea, Holman, of Laurel, Maryland, admitted that he was one of four individuals who committed the staged armed robbery. One of the other participants in the crime was a guard who drove the Dunbar Armored truck. The crime took place May 22, 2008, in the 1100 block of 19th Street NW. Holman admitted that he boarded the armored truck carrying a Taser and pellet gun, and then took $210,000 from his friend, the Dunbar employee who was driving the truck. Two other participants remained in the getaway vehicle while Holman took the money. Holman received $100,000, which was the largest share of the proceeds.

In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen and Assistant Director McJunkin praised the efforts of the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and Evidence Response Team. He acknowledged the efforts of the following employees of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia: Legal Assistant Latoya Wade; Paralegals Jeannette Litz and Phaylyn Hunt; William Henderson, Joseph Calvarese, and Joshua Ellen, of Litigation Support; and Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Schmidt, who indicted the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Frederick Yette and April Fearnley, who prosecuted the case.