Twelve years in jail for man who robbed American Legion post, bank in 2019

24 June 2024- On Friday, June 21, 2024, United States District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Anthony Young, age 38, of Jefferson, Maryland, to twelve years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for the armed robberies of an American Legion Post and a bank, both located in Frederick County, Maryland. 

The sentence was announced by Erek L. Barron, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Special Agent in Charge William J. DelBagno of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office, and Chief Jason Lando of the Frederick Police Department.

According to his plea agreement, on November 18, 2019, Young and another suspect entered the American Legion, Francis Scott Key Post 11, in Frederick, Maryland. The two men entered the bar of the Post, brandishing a black handgun. The men grabbed an employee, struck him in the mouth twice, and then restrained him with zip ties. The men then stole a large sum of U.S. currency. Witnesses observed the suspects entering a car that was determined to be registered to Young. On December 5, 2019, the Woodsboro Bank in Frederick reported an armed robbery. The suspect matched the description of Young. Employees and witnesses stated that a man entered the bank, armed with a small black handgun, and was able to steal a large sum of U.S. currency.  The suspect then left the bank, entered a car, and left the area. The car was traced back to Young.

On December 16, 2019, search warrants were executed at Young’s home. During the search, law enforcement officers seized clothing and items that matched the description of one of the suspects from the American Legion robbery, and the suspect from the bank robbery. Young was arrested and taken into custody. He waived his rights and confessed to committing both robberies. 

U.S. Attorney Barron commended the FBI and the Frederick Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney John W. Sippel, Jr., who prosecuted the case.