Trial begins for 4 men charged in armed robbery of Imperial Jewelers

ST. THOMAS - On Monday, Imperial Jewelers staff testified about the March 15 armed robbery that lasted only a minute, at the most two, but left the store short of more than $1 million worth of jewelry.

The incident led to the arrest of four young men, who sat quietly in federal court Monday during their first day of trial before District Judge Curtis Gomez.

Shaquim Fredericks, 19; Warkim Gabriel, 18; Chefton Newton, 25; and Alvin Thomas, 18, were arrested the day of the incident alongside two 17-year-old boys whose identities have not been disclosed because of their ages.

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