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Three men indicted in multi-state robbery scheme

Posted: 5:39 PM, Jun 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 17:39:22-04
Three men indicted in multi-state robbery scheme

Three men from out of state were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday 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 indicted on charges of conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property.

According to the four-count indictment, the men committed burglaries, stealing cash, safes, jewelry, designer purses, bags and clothing, electronics, and other items from 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 18 residences using rocks or other materials to smash doors and windows, the indictment says. Often one man 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.

The defendants each face a maximum sentence of five years for conspiracy and 10 years for each of the three counts of interstate transportation of stolen property.