Palladio Mall Rolex Robber Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — London Webb, 34, of Oakland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $691,973 in restitution for his participation in a conspiracy to commit armed robberies of jewelry stores for the specific purpose of stealing Rolex watches, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, Webb’s participation in the robbery crew was first identified after an Oct. 14, 2014, robbery of Grebitus Jewelers in the Palladio Mall in Folsom. Webb and another man entered the jewelry store dressed in black and with their faces masked. Webb walked to a glass display case and smashed it using a sledgehammer. The other man pointed a gun at employees and ordered them to lie face down on the floor. In the process of removing Rolex watches from the smashed display case, Webb cut himself and left blood on the display case. Webb and the other man ran out of the jewelry store with $310,800 worth of watches. Law enforcement officers later found their abandoned getaway car. Webb’s blood was also found in the getaway car.
On Oct. 14, 2021, Webb pleaded guilty to conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by robbery. He also admitted to participating in similar smash and grab robberies of Kirk’s Jewelry in Chico (Nov. 21, 2014); Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Arizona (Jan. 16, 2015); and Churchill Jewelers in Santa Barbara (Jan. 30, 2015).
On Oct. 7, 2021, co-defendant Dion Johnson II, 33, of Sacramento, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty on April 14, 2021 to conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by robbery and bank robbery.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, the California State Threat Assessment Center, the Folsom Police Department, the Chico Police Department, the Scottsdale Police Department, and the Santa Barbara Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Lee prosecuted the case.