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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Allentown Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For 2012 White Jewelers Robbery

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney=s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Timothy Forbes, 34, of Allentown, Pennsylvania was sentenced today to 14 years by the Honorable William W. Caldwell for Forbes’ robbery conviction following a September 2015 plea.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Forbes, along with Jamell Smallwood and Jesse Brewer, robbed the White Jewelers in York, Pennsylvania of more than fifty Rolex watches valued at over $500,000 on July 12, 2012.  In the course of the robbery, Brewer shot the owner of the store, permanently disabling him.  Brewer went to trial in September 2015 and a jury convicted him of robbery and firearms offenses.  On February 24, 2016, he was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 20 years.  Co-defendant Jamell Smallwood of Allentown, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty previously and was sentenced to 17 years for his role in this robbery. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the York Area Regional Police Department, with assistance from the Allentown and New York City Police Departments.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.


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