One of the men charged federally in connection with a spate of smash-and-grab robberies at upscale shops in the D.C. area admitted in court Tuesday that he went into the stores ahead of time so he could tell his accomplices how many people were inside and where security guards were stationed.
As he pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with the case, Floyd Davis, 43, of the District said he never personally shattered display cases or took merchandise. He said he was given hundreds of dollars and a watch by others who swiped hundreds of thousands of dollars in high-end goods.
“I only went into the stores and told them how many people was in the store and where the security guards was at,” Davis said.
Davis pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct, delay or affect interstate commerce by robbery and a related gun charge, which together carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 20 in federal court in Alexandria.