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JUDGE FINCH: Lookout Woman Ketisha Isles of St. Croix Gets Nearly Six Years In Prison For Jewelry Store Robbery

INSIDE JOBBER: Katisha Isles

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman whose every movement was captured on surveillance video from at least three different angles was sentenced to 5.8 years in prison for her role in a jewelry store robbery.

Ketisha Isles, 25, was given 70 months in federal prison by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Finch on Tuesday, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said.

Finch handed down the sentence to Isles in Estate Golden Rock after the plumpy St. Croix woman was convicted of conspiracy to interfere and interference with commerce by robbery, according to Hewlitt.

Finch also sentenced Iles to three years of supervised release and a special monetary assessment of $200, Hewlitts said.

On March 6, 2015, after a five-day trial, a federal jury on St. Croix convicted Iles of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and interference with commerce by robbery.

Evidence presented at trial established that on June 17, 2013, after Iles was buzzed into Perfection Jewelry Store, she held the door open for three masked gunmen to enter.

Once in the store, one of the gunmen hit an employee several times with a gun. Another gunman stood at the door while the others broke the display case and stole approximately $100,000 worth of 14-carat gold jewelry.

The evidence also showed that Iles knew of the robbery before it happened and agreed to hold the door open for the gunmen.

Every movement of the accused in question was captured on the store’s surveillance video and played for the jury, according to eyewitnesses at the trial.

The case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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