BALTIMORE – A man was sentenced to 27 years in prison for the armed robbery of a business resulting in the owner's death, according to Baltimore County Police.
Pedro Rodriguez Garcia, 35, formerly of Rosedale, was sentenced to 27 years in prison for conspiracy and committing an armed robbery at Precision Vending, located on South Lakewood Avenue in Baltimore.
According to evidence presented at the trial, the July 29, 2009 robbery was planned by Nikolaos Mamalis, 56, of Edgewood. Garcia and Daniel Chase, 67, entered the business disguised as package delivery men. Chase took out a gun from a false package, which Garcia used to hold owner Constantine Frank captive. Together, they stole over $11,000 and restrained Frank with zip-ties and duct tape.
Frank arrived at the hospital in critical condition and died two weeks later on Aug. 11 from an intra-cerebral hemorrhage.
Chase pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 141 months in prison. Mamalis was sentenced to 77 years after being convicted by a federal jury on Feb. 3, 2011.