According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, Tobias Diggs (28) and Joshua McClellan (32) robbed Razny Jewelers in Hinsdale, Illinois on the morning of March 27, 2017.
They stole more than $400,000 in merchandise, including luxury watches from Frédérique Constant, Patek Philippe and Tudor.
The men later sold, attempted to sell, or disposed of some of the items stolen from the Chicago area and Atlanta, Georgia.
A federal jury convicted Diggs and McClellan of robbery and firearms charges in 2020.
Diggs has now been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison and McClellan to eight years.
The prosecutor’s office also noted that two other people were allegedly involved in the theft. Marvon Hamberlin has been charged but is a fugitive with a warrant for his arrest, while the fourth individual has yet to be identified.
According to the evidence presented at trial, they pre-planned the robbery of Razny Jewelers.
McClellan drove the getaway car, while Diggs and the others entered the store and pointed a gun at a female employee.
After the unidentified thief tackled a store security guard, Diggs hit the employee with the gun and dragged her by the hair into a back room, while he and the others gained access to the store’s safe and stole the jewelry.