Bakersfield jewelry thief sentenced to 54 years prison

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - One of the men accused of trying to rob a southwest jewelry store learned his fate today.

On Sept. 13, 2012, officers with the Bakersfield Police Department went to the Southwest Coins and Jewelry at 4429 Ming Avenue, regarding a robbery with shots fired that just occurred.

Three unidentified men, all wearing masks and one armed with a firearm, entered the business and ordered everyone to the ground, police officials said.

According to reports, shots were fired and items were removed from their proper place.

On Sept. 14, 2012, officers arrested suspects related to the robbery.

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On June 26, 2013, Kevin Newsome was sentenced to 54 years behind bars.

Newsome was found guilty on eight out of ten charges, including attempted murder and second-degree robbery.

His partner in crime, Randon McQuiller, was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison for his role in the crime.

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