- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

DENVER (AP) - The gunman in a robbery squad accused of stealing 50 Rolex watches from a Denver jewelry store has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

The Denver Post reported Friday (https://goo.gl/63YXpq ) that 25-year-old Anthony Tyree was sentenced in federal court and was ordered to pay more than $500,000 in restitution for the Feb. 24, 2015, robbery at Williams Jewelers. Tyree was the first of five people in the group to be sentenced.

Prosecutors say a woman came into the store to look at watches, then said she needed to get her credit cards and headed for the exit. The woman opened the door and let several men into the shop, where they smashed the counter and stole the watches.

Tyree and the others were arrested in San Francisco two days after the robbery following a high-speed chase.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com


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