Man convicted in pawn shop jewelry heist

Man convicted in pawn shop jewelry heist
Ronnie Malone Jr., 29, was found guilty of robbery, robbery acting-in concert and theft of property more than $1,000.

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A jury has convicted a man accused of a smash-and-grab jewelry heist at a South Memphis pawn shop.

Ronnie Malone Jr., 29, was found guilty of robbery, robbery acting-in concert and theft of property more than $1,000.

Prosecutors say he entered Cash America Pawn near East Belz Boulevard and South Third Street Sept. 10, 2016. Williams smashed a glass display case with a hammer and took numerous pieces of jewelry worth more than $7,000 while an accomplice stood at the door with a gun. The district attorney general’s office says both men then jumped into a Jeep Cherokee driven by a third man and took off.

Police released surveillance images of the robbery and received a Crime Stoppers tip that identified Williams. The other two suspects were never caught.

A judge will sentence Williams next month.

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