BALTIMORE. Md. - A man has pleaded guilty to holding up a Maryland diamond store while wearing a ball cap, wig, fake beard and sunglasses and making off with about 60 engagement rings worth $362,000.
Roy Lee Tolbert, 43, of Washington, D.C., entered the plea last week in federal court in Baltimore. He faces a minimum of seven years in prison at sentencing on Dec. 17.
According to information presented in court, on May 19, 2013, Tolbert pointed a handgun at the Queenstown store's employees and demanded diamonds in a display case.
Authorities say employees gave Tolbert the rings, which he put into a backpack he was wearing on his stomach.
Prosecutors say Tolbert fled, but was identified by DNA found on the fake beard, which he discarded after the robbery.