A 21-year-old Hyattsville man was sentenced to 48 years in prison for tieing up and robbing a Silver Spring family after pretending to be a police officer.
Elliott Baumgardner was convicted by a jury in April with one count of first-degree burglary and numerous other crimes.
According to Montgomery County prosecutors, in January 2010, a family was preparing dinner at their home in the 200 block of Paula Lynn Drive when they heard a knocked at their front door and someone yelling, "Police, search warrant."
Baumgardner, carrying a gold-and-chrome semiautomatic handgun, and other men forced their way into the home and bound the father, son and girlfriend with flex-ties, and held the mother and infant baby at gunpoint, according to charging documents.
The group made off with a Sony PlayStation, a North Face backpack, laptop computer, jewelry, and a pair of gray baby Jordan shoes, documents said.