Man pleads guilty to armed robbery of UMD College Inn and Conference Center

    (Courtesy University of Maryland Police Department)

    GREENBELT, Md. (WBFF) – A 24-year-old man of no fixed address has pled guilty to committing an armed robbery at University of Maryland University College Inn and Conference Center (UMUC).

    The plea was announced Tuesday, by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

    Jamal Ulysses Green faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the robbery, and a mandatory 10 years and up to life in prison for using, brandishing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

    According to his plea agreement Green and another suspect robbed UMUC on September 6, 2016.

    Green was armed and, under the guise of making a delivery, led a security guard to the loading dock where the two began to struggle and Green fired his gun, according to his plea.

    The guard was not hit by the gunfire.

    The second suspect, masked and also armed, entered the UMUC security office and demanded cash while ordering the occupants to the ground, a release from Rosenstein states. According to the release, the security guard who had struggled with Green returned to the office and was shot by the second suspect. The bullet went through the guard’s arm and lodged next to the guard’s spine, prosecutors say.

    According to the release, Green then came into the security office and together with the second suspect took three safes and fled the scene.

    Green was found in a wooded area across the street by a police K9 and two of the safes were found nearby, with the third later recovered near the loading dock area along with a pistol, officials said.

    U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel scheduled sentencing for July 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

    Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas M. Sullivan and Nicolas A. Mitchell prosecuted the case.

    The second suspect was arrested 10 days after the incident.

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