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4 men indicted for Md. armed robbery

GREENBELTS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Four men were indicted Wednesday for charges from an armed robbery of employees who were transporting over $79,0000 in an armored truck January.

The United States Attorney for the District of Maryland announced that the following men were indicted for an armed robbery that happened on January 15, 2014:

Antonio Lamar Cooper, age 27, of Washington, D.C.;

Juwan Armarni Watkins, age 21, of Washington, D.C.;

Maurice Lorenzo Foreman, age 22, of Oxon Hill, Maryland; and

Eugene Robert Watkins, age 22, of Washington, D.C.

According to authorities, the men stole a vehicle and drove it to a restaurant on Allentown Road in Morningside, Md. Two armored truck employees were transporting money from the restaurant, when one of the men pointed a gun at the employee's face, authorities said.

The employee was pushed to the ground and the man put the gun on the back of her head and took her gun, authorities added. In the meantime, another one of the defendants pointed a gun at the other employee and took his gun.

The men took a total of $74,106 in cash from the employees, along with $4,028 in checks, a scanner and a printer, authorities said.

The accused shot at a person several times who saw the robbery, called 911 and followed the men in order to get their license plate number, authorities added.

Prince George's County Police followed the men's stolen vehicle into D.C., where the men got out of their car and tried to run away.

Authorities said, they were able to find the men with the help of a canine search, which Metropolitan Police Officers started. The four men were then arrested.

All four men are facing a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the conspiracy and for interfering with interstate commerce by robbery. They also face life in prison for using a firearm during the robbery, authorities said.

Everybody except for Foreman has had their first appearances in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt and has been detained, authorities added.

Foreman is in state custody, according to authorities.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings, authorities stated.


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