Smash-and-Grab Robber Sentenced to 4 Years in Rolex Heist

A Detroit man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for a smash-and-grab Rolex watch robbery at a Stamford jewelry store in November 2014.

Dajuhn Griffin, 20, of Detroit, Michigan, stole an SUV from a Stamford home and drove to Stamford Town Center, where they used hammers to break through a glass display case at Sidney Thomas Jewelers in the Stamford Town Center Mall and stole more than $250,000 worth of Rolex watches, officials said.

Griffin and two accomplices ran off, with security guards tailing them, according to federal prosecutors. Guards caught one accomplice, Richard Mathew Bailey, of Detroit, while he was trying to leave the mall.

Griffin was later arrested in Detroit and pleaded guilty to one count of interfering with commerce by robbery. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Bailey and the group's getaway driver, Brian Moore, 26, of Detroit, Michigan, also pleaded guilty to the same charge, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Griffin was sentenced to 51 months in prison. Moore was sentenced to 48 months in prison and Bailey has not yet been sentenced.

Federal authorities said they also arrested a fourth person, who has not yet been arraigned.

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