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John Bull Robbery Appeal Delayed

Two men who masterminded a plot to rob a high-end jewelry store two years ago will have to wait a little bit longer to appeal their convictions.

The appeal was put off due to a delay with the transcripts from their trial.

Jonathan Armbrister, 36 and David Collins, 34, were convicted last year of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

John Bull’s downtown store was robbed in May 2011.

Robbers stormed the store wearing masks; one of them carried an AK-47 rifle and the other a hammer, leaving customers and staff in horror.

The suspects stole a dozen Rolex watches worth $395,360.

While jurors found Armbrister and Collins guilty on the conspiracy charge, both men were found not guilty of armed robbery.

Collins however, was convicted of receiving four of the stolen watches.

Armbrister and Collins were sentenced to 25 years and 20 years in prison respectively.

Following their conviction, Senior Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs ordered that Collins be retried for armed robbery.

Last December, Collins was arraigned on that charge while Armbrister was charged with receiving.

The men are expected to stand trial for those counts next March 2014.

Meanwhile, their appeal hearing will take place on February 6, 2014.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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