WASHINGTON — The man who stole $1 million worth of jewelry from malls around Central Virginia will spend the next 30 years in prison.
Lamar Keith Garvin, 49, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 30 years and one day in prison after he pleaded guilty to his role in the armed robbery string.
Garvin was arrested on November 4, 2013 and plead guilty May 12, 2014.
“Two of Garvin’s co-conspirators, Michael Richardson, 49, of Washington, D.C., and Veronica Smith, 54, of Washington, D.C. were sentenced earlier this year for their roles in the robberies,” United States Attorney Dana J. Boente announced. “Richardson was sentenced to 15 years for his role in three robberies. Smith, who was only involved in one attempted robbery, was sentenced to 87 months of imprisonment.”
Garvin and his partners in crime hit jewelry stores in Short Pump Town Center and Stony Point Fashion Park during their crime spree which included:
- Stealing $115,499 worth of jewelry during an armed robbery of a Zales Jewelry Store in Baltimore County, Maryland on September 12, 2012.
- Stealing $341,718 worth of jewelry during an armed robbery of Kay Jewelers in Short Pump Town Center on November 13, 2012.
- Stealing $125,000 worth of jewelry during an armed robbery of Littman Jewelers in Short Pump Town Center on February 18, 2013.
- Stealing $400,000 worth of jewelry during an armed robbery of Fink’s Jewelers at Stony Point Fashion Park on March 25, 2013.
Henrico County Police, the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Department and Richmond Police investigated this case.