FAIRFIELD — A Hayward man was ordered Monday to stand trial on robbery and gun charges arising from the November 2012 armed robbery of a Fairfield jewelry store in which three men made off with more than $250,000 in gold and jewelry.
About a month after the takeover robbery of the Travis Boulevard jewelry store, an anonymous phone call was made to police by a woman who said Imani Stockstill was one of the three robbers, according to testimony during Stockstill’s probable cause hearing.
During the robbery, the store owner was ordered to his knees at gunpoint and was gagged with duct tape and cuffed. The owner’s adult daughter, the only other person in the store at the time of the robbery, was also cuffed before the thieves fled.
The jewelry shop owner said he recognized Stockstill as the one armed robber of the trio, because the day before the robbery Stockstill had come into the shop by himself and asked the owner to show him the “expensive jewelry” because he wanted to spend $2,000 on a gift for his mother.
A few weeks after the heist, Fairfield police got a search warrant for Stockstill’s home, where they found a jacket and a distinctive logo-emblazended T-shirt that were similar to those worn by one of the robbers. They did not find any jewelry.
Police have identified the two other suspects but they have not been arrested.
Judge Peter B. Foor ordered Stockstill to return to court March 10 to be arraigned on the felony charges.
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