Second Man Pleads Guilty in Stamford Jewelry Store Smash-and-Grab

A second person had pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with the smash-and-grab robbery of a Stamford jewelry store in November 2014.

Brian Moore, 26, of Detroit, Michigan, is accused of driving three accomplices from Michigan to Connecticut and helping organize the robbery of Sidney Thomas Jewelers at the Stamford Town Center Mall last year.

He pleaded guilty Monday to one count of interfering with commerce by robbery, according to federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors said Dajuhn Griffin, Richard Mathew Bailey and one other man entered the jewelry store at 100 Grey Rock Place the evening of Nov. 26, 2014, took out hammers and smashed through the glass display cases.

They grabbed more than $250,000 worth of Rolex watches and ran while Moore waited outside in a stolen blue Jeep, according to federal prosecutors. Bailey was caught on the way out. He pleaded guilty to a federal robbery charge in March.

Officials with the U.S. attorney’s office said Moore admitted to helping organize the robbery and driving his three accomplices to the mall. He picked them up after the robbery to bring them back to Detroit.

Moore could face up to 20 years in prison. He was released on $250,000 bond and is awaiting sentencing.

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