BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore man who robbed a bank dressed as a woman was sentenced to 17 years in prison Thursday.
Master Giddins, 26, was convicted for the September 2013 robbery of an M&T Bank on West Baltimore Street. He was also convicted in the conspiracy to commit three bank robberies.
According to police, Giddins was wearing women’s clothing and long black wig when he walked into the bank, handed the teller a note saying he had a bomb and demanded money.
He told the teller to put the money in a black and white polka dot cosmetic bag, and the teller put the cash inside, along with a GPS tracker.
Giddins fled the bank but discarded the tracking device out the car window, which was driven by a female co-conspirator.
The next day, he allowed two woman, included the original getaway driver, to use his car again, this time to rob the 1st Mariner Bank in Owings Mills. The woman use a similar note, the same wig and polka dot bag in that robbery.
The following day, another robbery was committed using Giddins’ car — this time three woman were involved. When the women robbed the Baltimore County Savings Bank in the 500 block of Eastern Avenue, the teller handed then the cash along with two dye packs.
The dye packs exploded and the women threw them out the car window along with the wig, but police caught up with them, searched the car and they were arrested.
Giddins went to Baltimore County Police headquarters to get his car back, but he was questioned by police on his arrival. He told police he was at his probation officer’s office on the say of the initial robbery and then went to work, but witnesses testified that he hadn’t been to either place that day.
Following his 210 month sentence, he’ll have three years of supervised released. The judge also ordered Giddins to pay $10,099 in restitution.