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Bank Robber Sentenced to 92 Years

Maryland man convicted of robbing four banks in Fairfax County

A Maryland man was sentenced to about 92 years in prison for robbing four banks in Fairfax County earlier this year.

Edward Martin Andrews, 47, of Oxon Hill, Md., was found guilty Oct. 26 of four counts of bank robbery, four counts of carrying a weapon during a crime of violence, and four counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Judge Leonie Brinkema, who presided over the case, recommends Andrews serve his time — a sentence of 1,105 months — in the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Ky., where he has previously served time. He will receive credit for time served.

Andrews was represented by assistant public defenders Joshua Paulson and Todd Watson. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc J. Birnbaum and Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebeca Bellows prosecuted the case.

Andrews was arrested after committing a robbery June 8 at the Oakton BB&T branch on Chain Bridge Road. A chase ensued into Washington, D.C., where it ended in a collision with a police cruiser, sending two bystanders and the suspect to the hospital.

The chase ended on the 4600 block of Livingston Road in front of the Patricia R. Harris Education Center.

He was also convicted of robbing Congressional Bank on Michael Faraday Drive in Reston on April 11, Cardinal Bank on Sunset Hills Road in Reston on May 13 and United Bank near Tysons Cornerin Vienna on May 19.

In the four robberies, Andrews stole a total of about $14,013.

Frank Sogandares February 18, 2012 at 10:55 PM
isn't it done by "sentencing guidelines"?... isn't that kind of... algorithmic? I don't think the guidelines derive weight for sentencing directly from other cases
Richard Holmquist February 21, 2012 at 09:04 PM
One year for name calling. That's "inherently wrong" too.
Richard Holmquist February 22, 2012 at 06:11 AM
It's sad that my comment above seemed realistic. Also sad that you called me out instead of criticizing the equally-absurd, but true, 99-year sentence for armed robbery. You might find that "statist fascist society" closer than you think.
Viennian February 29, 2012 at 07:16 AM
I agree with Amelie! I'm shocked that he got 92 years and there wasn't any murder or heinous crime! Our legal system is wack! I would think 15 years would be sufficient, but 92!!??? It does appear that money is valued more than human life. They certainly are making an example out of him. Maybe the 92 years was partially an attempt at deterring all of the other vienna bank robbers, considering the Vienna Police can't seem to catch them (even those who fled on foot!!)
Viennian February 29, 2012 at 07:19 AM
lmao at Richard Holmquist! and to Roy Hobbs, HE WAS BEING SARCASTIC. dope

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