Las Vegas man gets 17 years in fashion jewelry store break-in

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018|3:53 p.m.

. A Las Vegas man who robbed a precious jewelry store in 2016 with a person impersonating a FedEx staff member has actually been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Nevada.

Joshua Sadat Washington, 38, was sentenced Thursday after being convicted in March on one count each of interference with commerce by burglary, displaying a gun in furtherance of a criminal activity of violence, and transportation of stolen products, officials stated.

The “sophisticated, but stopped working break-in plot” kicked into action Aug. 13, 2016, when Washington and Fedel Ezekiel Sakers came to Alfredo’s Precious jewelry shop in the 5700 block of Eastern Opportunity, officials stated. Dressed in FedEx clothes, Sakers was buzzed in by staff members waiting on a for a shipment, officials said.

Sakers pointed a gun at two workers in the shop and bound their hands with zip ties, while Washington robbed the jewelry safes, officials said.

Washington kicked one of the victims in the face, dragging her by her hair, and informed Sakers to shoot the victims, authorities stated.

Washington and Sakers stole $460,000 in precious jewelry and about $11,000 in cash in garbage bags, officials stated.

Washington later on shipped a few of the precious jewelry to himself in Miami, where a mail-carrier employee found fashion jewelry with the price tags connected and alerted authorities, authorities said.

Police recuperated extra packages in a storage locker in Miami registered to Washington, authorities stated. They took him into custody when he tried gathering a bundle, authorities stated.

Washington was also bought to repay practically $335,000 in restitution, officials said.

Sakers previously pleaded guilty to interference with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a criminal activity of violence, authorities stated. He is serving a 16-year jail sentence.

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