CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas armed robbery getaway driver got only five years in prison when he was facing a maximum count of 20 years in prison.
Devon Davis, 28, of St. Thomas, was sentenced today for his role in the armed robbery of the Gems and Gold Corner jewelry store, located on the St. Thomas waterfront, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Davis to 61 months (5.0833 years) in prison for conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, three years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and ordered him to perform 400 hours of community service.
On March 5, 2018, Davis pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act robbery of Gems and Gold Corner Jewelry Store on St. Thomas, on September 16, 2013.
According to the plea agreement, Davis and others conspired to rob the store and brandish weapons to threaten and
intimidate store employees, and four of the individuals fled the store with merchandise.
Davis rented a room at a guesthouse for four co-conspirators prior to the robbery and drove the getaway car after the robbery.
Davis and co-conspirators were ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $31,027.88 to Gems and Gold Corner and $130,322.12 to Dorchester Insurance.
The case is a result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kim Chisholm.