RALEIGH, NC – A Wilmington man was sentenced to 56 months in prison today for bank robbery. On June 9, 2021, Glenn Alin Martinoff pleaded guilty to the prosecution.

According to court documents and other information presented to the court, Martinoff, 68, walked into Dogwood State Bank in Wilmington on January 10, 2021 while holding up a large screwdriver and wearing a surgical mask, gloves, goggles. sun and a baseball cap. Martinoff went behind the box office, said it was a theft, and took $ 6,460 before running away. Investigators responded and obtained surveillance video, including that of Martinoff’s getaway vehicle, and were able to determine that the car was on sale at a nearby dealership. At the dealership, investigators found the leaked vehicle and a copy of Martinoff’s license, which he provided when he took the vehicle for a test drive earlier in the day. Investigators then obtained a search warrant for Martinoff’s apartment and, during his execution, recovered the stolen money, as well as the clothes Martinoff wore during the robbery and the screwdriver. Martinoff was previously convicted of bank robbery by the federal government in 1991 and 1996.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement following the conviction by United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Wilmington Police Department investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Stephany pursued the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for all. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina is implementing the PSN program as part of its Take Back North Carolina initiative. This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and district attorney offices on a sustained basis in these communities to reduce the rate of violent crime, drug trafficking and crimes against law enforcement.

Court documents and related information are available on the website of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina Or on PACER by searching for case n ° 7: 20-CR-00186-BO.


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