Man gets 8 ½ years for 2013 kidnapping, jewelry store heist

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Bronx, New York man will serve 8 ½ years behind bars for his role in a 2013 kidnapping and jewelry store heist.

Thirty-year-old Christopher Gay was sentenced Tuesday in Hartford federal court after pleading guilty in December 2014 to interference with commerce by robbery and use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Prosecutors say Gay and three men broke into a Meriden apartment in April 2013 and bound four residents inside. The three co-defendants kidnapped two of the victims and brought them to their employer, Lenox Jewelry in Fairfield.

The men stole jewelry, watches and diamonds valued at more than $3 million while Gay stayed behind. He was arrested about a month later with approximately $60,000 in cash as well as jewelry.

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