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North Bay Village Resident Pleads Guilty and Sentenced to 10 Years for Armed Robbery of Dylan’s Candy Bar

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

North Bay Village resident and former employee of Dylan’s Candy Bar, located on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, pled guilty to, and was sentenced to, 10 years for armed robbery of Dylan’s Candy Bar. 

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Daniel Oates, Chief, City of Miami Beach Police Department, made the announcement. 

According to the court record, on February 11, 2019, Jemm Urcil Prospere, 29, robbed the Lincoln Road, Miami Beach location of Dylan’s Candy Bar, owned by Dylan Lauren, daughter of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren.  Prospere entered the store wearing a black mask, a black hooded sweatshirt, and blue latex gloves.  He then commanded the store’s manager to take him to the vault room.  Prospere pointed a firearm at the store manager and demanded the manager to empty the safe and place all the money into a book bag.   After emptying the safe, the store manager attempted to disarm Prospere.  A struggle ensued and Prospere discharged one round from his firearm.  The store manager ultimately overpowered Prospere and pushed Prospere down the stairs.  Prospere escaped downstairs and out of Dylan’s Candy Bar with the book bag full of stolen cash.

After accepting his guilty plea, U.S. District Court Judge Federico A. Moreno (Case No. 19-20276-CR-MORENO) sentenced Prospere to 10 years in prison. 

U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the FBI and Miami Beach Police Department in this matter.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael B. Homer.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or on

Updated June 20, 2019