Connecticut Jewelry Store Robber gets 30 Years

A Connecticut Superior Court judge has sentenced a Queens, N.Y., man to 30 years in prison for his role in the armed robbery of a Greenwich jewelry store two years ago, the Associated Press reports.

William Davis, 38, one of three people charged in the case, was sentenced Monday, the AP reports.

Prosecutors reportedly said Davis was one of two gunmen who entered Manfredi Jewels the morning of Feb. 23, 2005, stealing more than $2 million in jewelry.

The robbers fled in a sports utility vehicle leading police on a 20-mile chase during which they dumped the jewelry on Interstate 95, shutting down the highway for more than two hours while the gems were retrieved by police, the AP reports.

The second gunman, Anthony Grant and Tony Davis, the driver of the getaway car, reportedly accepted plea deals for 18-year sentences this past June.