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Prison for pair who stole $500K watch in Beverly Hills

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Feb 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-14 20:26:46-05

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say two men were each sentenced to 12 years in prison for the brazen armed robbery of a man’s $500,000 watch while he was dining outdoors in Beverly Hills.

Investigators say the suspects wore hoods and one of them put a gun to the head of the watch’s owner as he sat at Il Pastaio restaurant last March. A woman was shot in the leg during a struggle over the watch and the gun. She was not seriously hurt.

The pair each pleaded guilty to felonies including conspiracy to commit robbery. A third defendant will be sentenced later this month.