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Baltimore man indicted after 5 banks and 5 liquor stores robbed within 3 months

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 16:42:53-04

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore man is facing decades in jail if he is convicted for multiple armed robberies at liquor stores and banks within a three month span.

40-year-old Anthony Eugene Wiggins was indicted on Thursday for a string of robberies, including five bank robberies, five armed robberies at liquor stores, and other attempted robberies. The robberies reportedly occurred between September 24, 2018, and November 15, 2018.

Wiggins' 16-count indictment says that he robbed five separate Maryland banks between September 24 and October 18. Two of the banks were in Baltimore and the others were in White Marsh, Bel Air, and Arbutus.

The indictment also highlights multiple liquor store robberies as well. It says Wiggins committed five armed robberies at four different liquor stores, and tried to rob another, between November 2 and November 15, 2018.

According to the indictment, Wiggins fired his gun in a Dundalk liquor store robbery on November 2, in a Baltimore liquor store robbery on November 13, and threatened to use his gun in the other three robberies. On November 15, he indictment says he tried to rob a fifth liquor store in Dundalk.

If Wiggins is convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars for each of the five counts of bank robbery, for each of the six counts of interference, or attempted interference, with commerce by violence, and a maximum of life in prison for each of three counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, as well as for each of two counts of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

Wiggins' initial appearance has not been scheduled at this time and he is currently being detained on related state charges.