A Maryland man was sentenced to about 92 years in prison for robbing four banks in Fairfax County earlier this year.
Edward Martin Andrews, 47, of Oxon Hill, Md., was found guilty Oct. 26 of four counts of bank robbery, four counts of carrying a weapon during a crime of violence, and four counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
Judge Leonie Brinkema, who presided over the case, recommends Andrews serve his time — a sentence of 1,105 months — in the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Ky., where he has previously served time. He will receive credit for time served.
Andrews was represented by assistant public defenders Joshua Paulson and Todd Watson. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc J. Birnbaum and Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebeca Bellows prosecuted the case.
Andrews was arrested after committing a robbery June 8 at the Oakton BB&T branch on Chain Bridge Road. A chase ensued into Washington, D.C., where it ended in a collision with a police cruiser, sending two bystanders and the suspect to the hospital.
The chase ended on the 4600 block of Livingston Road in front of the Patricia R. Harris Education Center.
He was also convicted of robbing Congressional Bank on Michael Faraday Drive in Reston on April 11, Cardinal Bank on Sunset Hills Road in Reston on May 13 and United Bank near Tysons Cornerin Vienna on May 19.
In the four robberies, Andrews stole a total of about $14,013.