A Baltimore man was sentenced to 11 years for his involvment in a 2011 armed robbery of Arthur Edward Jewelers inside the Mall in Columbia.
Reginald D. Dargan, Jr., 21, was sentenced to 135 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release./ He also was ordered to pay $33,255 in restitution earlier this month after being found guilty of the robbery, according to the Baltimore division of the FBI.
According to the FBI, Dargan along with two other men, Deontay Harvey and Aaron Pratt, drove to the mall on March 30, 2011. Dargan was armed with a knife and the other two were armed with handguns, said the FBI. They entered the jewelry store, threatened the employees with their weapons, and had one of the employees empty the watch display into a bag Dargan was carrying, according to the FBI.
In all, the FBI reported Dargan, Pratt and Harvey stole 35 men's Rolex watches valued at approximately $275,475.
Pratt and Harvey, both 22, pleaded guilty to their roles in the robbery and were sentenced to 87 months and 162 months in prison, respectively.
In August 2011, the Baltimore Sun reported that Derek Jones, 25, was interviewed by Howard County Police after his car was seen being used as a getaway car at the Mall. Jones reportedly told police he was not driving the car and that he loaned it to a woman at the time, a statement which police said matched the evidence.
Jones was killed in Baltimore shortly after his meeting with Howard County police, according to the Sun. Court documents related to the case indicated witnesses had seen Jones talking with Harvey shortly before his death, although no charges in his slaying have been filed, according to the Sun.
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