U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. on Friday sentenced Kai Holt, 38, of Waldorf, to 88 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to commit, and committing, the armed robbery of an armored car, and conspiracy to possess, and possession of, a firearm in connection with the robbery.
The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and various law enforcement agencies.
According to his plea agreement, in June 2012, Holt and co-defendants Carmen Camacho and John Williams began planning the robbery of an armored vehicle outside the Navy Federal Credit Union located at 12248 Rockville Pike in Rockville. On June 12, Williams told Holt that the robbery would take place the next day.
On June 13, Holt armed himself with a loaded .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol and met with Williams and two other co-defendants, Marcus Brooks and Deangelo Williams. They traveled in two vehicles to the Navy Federal Credit Union. The conspirators drove around the area planning escape routes, and parked nearby waiting for the armored car to arrive.
At 11:20 a.m., John Williams called Holt and told him to proceed with the robbery. Holt and Brooks walked towards the credit union where a courier was unloading cash from the back of the van for delivery to the credit union. Holt drew his pistol. The courier threw the bag of money on the ground and ran away. Brooks picked up the bag, which contained $220,000, and he and Holt ran back to their vehicles and fled. The co-conspirators traveled back to Prince George’s County where they divided the proceeds of the robbery.
Carmen Camacho, 31, of Fort Washington, Maryland, pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery and is awaiting sentencing. John Bernard Williams, 48, and Deangelo Williams, 20, both of Fort Washington, and Marcus Brooks, 21, of Lanham, Maryland, also pleaded guilty.
John Williams was sentenced to 112 months in prison, Deangelo Williams was sentenced to three years in prison, and Brooks was sentenced to 61 months in prison.