A 51-year-old man pleaded guilty to robbing three elderly people, two at knifepoint, in Hyattsville in November 2011 during an outburst of crime that terrorized the community, according to the Prince George’s County state’s attorney’s office.
Henry Sanders of Hagerstown, Md., could receive up to 55 years in prison for each offense, according to prosecutors. A sentencing date has not been set. He pleaded guilty Friday.
Sanders faces similar charges in Montgomery County, where authorities have accused him of five violent attacks in 10 days, including four robberies in which he allegedly tried to abduct the victims to get their bank cards. He has not been tried in those cases.
In a statement, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said she “is pleased that [Sanders] is being held accountable for his crimes. Protecting our most vulnerable populations is paramount to me, and our citizens can rest assured that Mr. Sanders will not be terrorizing our community any longer.”