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Wheelchair Thief Gets Six Years In Prison For Stealing Rolex

Larry Johnson Photo Credit: Stamford Police
Police say Larry Johnson, pictured in wheelchair at left, jumped up from the wheelchair and ran off with a Rolex watch in a theft from a Stamford Mall jewelry store. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The wheelchair robber who stole a $37,000 Rolex watch from the Sidney Thomas jewelry store in the Stamford Town Center pleaded guilty in court on Wednesday, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Making his 18th appearance since he was extradited from New York in May 2015, Larry Johnson, 36, will spend six years in jail for robbery, larceny and assault charges, said the Stamford Advocate.

The robbery occurred after Johnson, of Waterbury, wheeled into the store on Aug. 2, 2014, and asked an employee to see a Rolex watch. Once he was handed a Rolex Dayton, he jumped out of the wheelchair, maced an employee and a security guard, and ran out of the store, added the Stamford Advocate.

He was caught after police found one of his fingerprints on the wheelchair, said the Stamford Advocate.

His prison sentence will be followed by eight years of special parole, added the Stamford Advocate.

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