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Convicted bank robber went on another spree following prison release

An off-duty police officer caught him in the act
Posted at 4:20 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 08:45:45-05

BALTIMORE — A serial bank robber pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to nine holdups.

Court documents say 52-year-old Fletcher M. Dorsett Jr. was an escapee when he committed a July 29, 2019 robbery at a bank, on Sinclair Lane in Baltimore.

He'd been placed in a halfway house after serving most of a 96-month prison sentence, for a previous bank robbery conviction.

On August 9, he was re-arrested.

For some reason he was released over a month later, despite admitting to the July 29 robbery.

Afterwards, Dorsett would go on another spree and rob eight more banks.

His last one happened October 28 on Honeygo Boulevard in Nottingham.

It just so happens that an off-duty Baltimore County Police officer was inside the bank at the time, and caught Dorsett in the act.

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In each case Dorsett used a note to threaten the teller. He walked away with a total of $14,000.

Dorsett and the federal government have agreed to a 150 month prison sentence.

U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, will make the final decision on January 26.