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Los Angeles Man Robs Armored Truck After ‘Compassionate’ Release From Federal Prison


LOS ANGELES (DOJ) – An Inglewood man, who last year was granted compassionate release after serving 26 years in federal prison for armed robberies of armed couriers, was indicted today for allegedly robbing a Brinks courier at gunpoint in a bank parking lot in Westchester in August.

Markham David Bond, 60, is charged in a three-count federal grand jury indictment with interference with commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act), using a firearm during a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Bond’s arraignment is scheduled for December 18 in United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles.

According to the indictment returned today and other court documents, on the morning of August 18, 2023, Bond stole approximately $145,000 in cash from a Brinks armored carrier outside a bank branch in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles. The armored vehicle was parked in the bank parking lot as one of its employees got out of the vehicle with a blue duffle bag on a rolling cart and which contained the cash. Bond allegedly approached the driver, pointed a handgun at him and said, “I got you, bro” and “Don’t try nothing.”

Fearing for his life, the Brinks employee dropped the duffle bag. Bond allegedly then ordered the victim to get down on the ground. After the victim complied with this order, Bond grabbed the blue Brinks duffle bag then fled the area, according to court documents.

Police put out a crime alert after obtaining stills of the getaway car from surveillance footage. On August 27, patrol officers located the car – a Chevrolet Tahoe with distinctive rims and damage to a rear window. Police seized from the car, among other items, a blue Brinks duffle bag and a black baseball cap with the same Raiders NFL logo as seen on surveillance footage of the robber.

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Bond was arrested on November 22 and police seized at his residence a .40-caliber pistol containing 10 rounds of ammunition, a maroon-colored long-sleeve shirt similar in appearance to one used in the August 18 robbery, and crumpled cash totaling $9,005 that was located inside multiple plastic bags hidden inside of a mini-refrigerator.

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Bond has multiple felony convictions dating from 1985 and 1995 for Hobbs Act robbery, armed bank robbery, and use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, among other crimes. As a convicted felon, Bond is not permitted to possess firearms or ammunition.

In January 1995, Bond was sentenced to 562 months (46 years and 10 months) in prison after being convicted of bank robbery and firearms offenses, but in January 2022 he was granted a compassionate release. He was on supervised release for his 1995 conviction when he allegedly robbed the Brinks employee at gunpoint on August 18.

A federal magistrate judge on November 28 ordered Bond jailed without bond.

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