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Fargo man gets 4 years for armed robbery of jewelry store

January 24, 2019

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man has been sentenced to serve four years in prison for robbing a jewelry store at gunpoint.

Authorities say Victor Velazquez held up a Riddles Jewelry store in June 2018, threatening employees and customers with a handgun. He was later stopped and arrested without incident on Interstate 29 south of Fargo.

KFGO radio reports that Velazquez pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony robbery count. He was sentenced to six years with two suspended and also ordered to pay more than $5,100 in restitution.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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