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Omaha man sentenced for armed robbery of jewelry store

July 9, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in federal prison for the armed robbery of a Lincoln jewelry store.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Nebraska says in a news release that 37-year-old Anwar Hunt was sentenced Tuesday to 13½ years. Hunt had pleaded guilty to interference with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during that robbery.

Police say that on March 23, 2018, Hunt and another man, identified by authorities as Joshua Dortch, were both armed when they entered the Sartor Hamann Jewelry Store wearing gloves and masks. Police say they smashed a watch case and the robbers left the store with 25 Rolex watches. One of the watches was equipped with a GPS tracker. Officers were able to locate Hunt, Dortch, the watches and other evidence within a short time.

Dortch’s trial is pending.

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