A Florida guy is in the Johnson County jail nearly 10 decades just after police say he robbed a Greenwood jewellery retailer.
Osniel Labrada-Guillen, 36, of Hialeah, Fla, is billed with theft and theft, equally Class C felonies, in relationship with the 2012 robbery. If convicted, he could confront up to 16 yrs in prison.
Labrada-Guillen recently finished a seven-12 months jail expression ensuing from a conviction in a 2010 Georgia theft. A Ga decide sentenced him to 20 years, with seven yrs in jail and 13 many years on probation, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Business office drove to Ga immediately after Christmas to deliver him back again to Indiana, Sheriff Duane Burgess mentioned.
On the early morning of April 23, 2012, Greenwood law enforcement ended up termed to the McGee and Enterprise jewelry retail store in the 800 block of U.S. 31 North, south of the Greenwood Park Shopping mall, on a burglary report. When they arrived, the shop proprietor informed them one particular of the doorway locks had been tampered with, in accordance to a probable cause affidavit submitted in 2015 in Johnson County Circuit Courtroom.
Soon after finding the locks experienced been tampered with, the owner went inside to deactivate the store’s alarm, but it experienced no energy. The operator seemed all around the store, learned it experienced been burglarized and called police, court documents exhibit.
Two Rolex wristwatches, a chain bracelet and a diamond band had been described missing from the store — an believed $500,000 decline. The operator also noted $15,000 value of injury to the retailer, in accordance to court documents.
Law enforcement say the suspects weakened a metal safety gate, and built 3 holes in the roof to enter the store via the ceiling. They cut alarm and phone strains in the ceiling as nicely. Police also found a pair of bolt cutters outside the store’s again doorway, court files demonstrate.
Police reviewed safety footage which confirmed two suspects attempting to achieve entry to the retailer at 11:58 p.m. April 21 and into April 22, 2012. All around 7:30 a.m. on April 22, 2012, the suspects were observed on video moving into the retail store although sporting hooded sweatshirts and darkish coloured balaclava-type masks. The masks lined their facial area and mouth and left the higher part of the nose and eyes uncovered, according to courtroom files.
The suspects ended up later observed prying open up displays and filling a pair of large duffel baggage with jewelry and watches. They then left the shop via its again doorway, and ended up viewed entering a truck which was pushed by a third suspect, court files exhibit.
A handful of times later, two Greenwood inhabitants who lived around the retail outlet discovered a black mask on the ground which matched the standard description of the masks worn in the robbery. Law enforcement sent the mask to the Indiana State Law enforcement Lab for DNA tests, in accordance to court documents.
A month afterwards, police acquired information and facts which confirmed the stolen items have been pawned by Labrada-Guillen at a pawn store in Hialeah, Fla. When Greenwood law enforcement spoke with Florida law enforcement, they recognized and verified they have been the items stolen in the Greenwood robbery. Florida police afterwards confirmed employing fingerprint assessment Labrada-Gullen pawned the products, courtroom paperwork demonstrate.
Pawn store records display Labrada-Guillen pawned the merchandise the morning of April 23 — about a day right after the 3 suspects were being viewed leaving the Greenwood jewellery retailer. Law enforcement say a 1-way excursion could moderately be finished between 18 and 20 hours, in accordance to court docket files.
The Indiana State Law enforcement lab matched the DNA from the mask uncovered in July 2012 in Greenwood. The DNA profile matched an additional sample which was taken in Cobb County, Ga. Immediately after point out troopers spoke with detectives in Ga, they found the sample came from a identical situation as the one particular in Greenwood. The case involved a roof-best theft in January 2010 of a jewellery shop in Kennesaw, Ga., wherever more than $1 million in jewelry was stolen, court documents demonstrate.
The DNA profile was unfamiliar until finally September 2014, when the samples ended up matched to Labrada-Guillen, in accordance to court docket files.
Labrada-Guillen’s whereabouts had been unfamiliar until eventually December 2014, when he was arrested in Palm Seashore, Fla. He was arrested right after he fully commited a driving offense which was elevated to felony status less than Florida regulation, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported in 2015. He was later extradited to Cobb County, Ga. to experience costs in connection with the robbery there, court documents exhibit.
In early 2015, the condition police crime lab obtained an up to date sample of Labrada-Guillen’s DNA from Ga. The updated sample matched the DNA found on the mask in Greenwood, and a warrant was issued, according to court documents.
The standing and whereabouts of the other two suspects are unknown.
Labrada-Guillen is becoming held at the Johnson County jail on $100,000 bond. An original hearing experienced not been established Monday.