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For Immediate Release

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AG Gansler Secures Conviction in Cumberland Armed Robbery Scheme
Attorney General's Gang Unit prosecuted Frostburg man

BALTIMORE, MD ( Dec. 21, 2011) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today announced that an Allegany County jury found Torrey Lamont Love, 41, of Frostburg, guilty of armed robbery, conspiracy, first degree assault, theft and use of a handgun during the commission of a crime of violence. Allegany County Circuit Court Judge W. Timothy Finan delayed sentencing pending completion of a pre-sentence investigation report.

"We protect our communities by working closely with state and local law enforcement to get violent career criminals off the street," said Attorney General Gansler.
A joint investigation by the Cumberland Police Department and Maryland State Police - members of the Allegany County based Combined County Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) - revealed that Torrey Lamont Love concocted and carried out a scheme to rob a local drug dealer at the apartment of an acquaintance. Love financed and initiated the purchase of heroin on January 11, 2011 at a residence on Columbia Street in Cumberland.

After the drug transaction was completed, Love and an accomplice robbed the drug dealer at gunpoint, tied the victim with his own shoelaces and fled the scene. Eventually, the victim was able to free himself and call the police. Following the investigation, Love was later arrested in Washington DC.

In making the announcement Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Franklyn G. Musgrave for his work on the case.

   

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