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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Two Michigan Men Plead Guilty on Federal Charges in Connection with Jared The Galleria of Jewelry Robbery

St. Louis, MO – Robert Scott and Xavier Grove pled guilty on Wednesday for their part in the robbery of Jared the Galleria of Jewelry on Monday, December 4, 2017. 

According to court records, on December 4, 2017, at approximately 8:21 p.m., Robert Scott and Xavier Grove and two co-defendants, dressed in clothing intended to disguise their identities, entered the jewelry store, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, in Richmond Heights, Missouri.  While a co-defendant held the door, Scott, Grove and one other co-defendant, armed with hammers, yelled for the store employees to get down.  Using the hammers to smash the glass display cases that showcased jewelry, the defendants grabbed loose diamonds and watches.  Scott and Grove, along with the two others, then fled.  However, due to the presence of police officers in the area on an unrelated incident, the four robbers were not able to reach their getaway driver and were quickly apprehended.  Grove was arrested at a nearby business and Scott was arrested near I-170, behind the Boulevard St. Louis parking garage.  The diamonds and watches were recovered from a backpack carried by one of the co-defendants which were valued at approximately $60,000.

Robert Scott, 29, pled guilty to one felony count each of robbery which interfered with interstate commerce. U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig accepted his plea and set sentencing for September 6th.

Xavier Grove, 34, pled guilty to one felony count each of robbery which interfered with interstate commerce. U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig accepted his plea and set sentencing for September 6th.

Co-defendants Tyran Gray and Darrell Lee both pled guilty in February 2018 and are awaiting sentence – June 20th and May 29th, respectively.

The robbery charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up $250,000.  In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

The case is being investigated by the Richmond Heights Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney John Ware is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated May 17, 2018