Third Guilty Plea in Stamford Jewelry Store Smash-and-Grab

A third Detroit resident has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with the smash-and-grab robbery of a Stamford jewelry store in November 2014.

Dajuhn Griffin, 26, of Detroit, Michigan, is accused of using hammers to break through a glass display case at Sidney Thomas Jewelers in the Stamford Town Center Mall and stealing more than $250,000 worth of Rolex watches.

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

Griffin was arrested in Detroit on April 6 and pleaded guilty Friday 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, have also pleaded guilty to the same charge, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Information on attorneys for the group was not immediately available.

Contact Us