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Three men sentenced in multi-state home invasion scheme

Three men indicted in multi-state robbery scheme
Posted at 5:39 PM, Jun 19, 2018

Three men from out of state were have been sentenced for their roles in a robbery scheme that moved stolen goods from Baltimore County to nearby states.

Demar A Brown, 34, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Jashon C. Fields, 33, of Atlanta, and Kamar O. Beckles, 33, of Teaneck, N.J., were federally indicted in 2018 on charges of conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property.

Prosecutors said the men committed burglaries, stealing cash, safes, jewelry, designer purses, bags and clothing, electronics, and other items from more than 20 Baltimore County homes between Nov. 29, 2017 and Jan. 26, 2018. The goods were then moved outside of Maryland, at times being stored in the burglar's residences out of state, particularly Brown's home in North Carolina.

The men wore gloves and masks while breaking into residences using rocks or other materials to smash doors and windows. Often one of them would stay in a getaway car as the others ransacked a house, using cellphones and two-way radios to communicate during the heists. Their plunder was then stored in hotel rooms in Maryland before moving the goods out of state.

Brown has since been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, while Fields and Beckles got five years and 76 months respectively.