A Brooklyn man who allegedly drove the getaway car in a daring has reportedly rejected a plea deal with state prosecutors that would have allowed him to serve seven out of a maximum of 40 years.
According to a report in the Greenwich Time, Steven Caraballo, 27, of Brooklyn, N.Y. was charged with first degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first degree robbery in connection with the Sept. 23, 2011 heist of the Greenwich Avenue store. Police said five Rolex watches worth more than $60,000 were stolen in the daytime robbery. in connection with the incident.
In exchange for his guilty pleas, prosecutors had offered Caraballo 14 years in prison, suspended after seven, followed by five years of probation.
It is not clear from the report why Caraballo rejected the plea offer.
Meanwhile another man involved in the robbery, Raymond A. Nunes, also of Brooklyn, reportedly after pleading guilty to charges in connection with the heist in June.
For more, check out the Greenwich Time report.