Suspect in 2015 Walnut Creek half-million-dollar heist takes plea deal

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The suspect in the 2015 Walnut Creek half-million-dollar heist takes plea deal.

Shymale Robertson, a suspect in the July 2015 brazen robbery at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater that netted nearly a half million dollars, pleaded guilty to several charges in court Thursday morning.

The 21-year-old was originally charged with possession of stolen property.

The guilty plea includes two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

The plea deal will put him behind bars for a minimum of three years and a maximum of four years and eight months but he will get credit for the 23 months he has been behind bars.



In August, three people were found guilty in the case, which some considered one of the longest armed robbery trials in Wake County.

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Father and son Jamel Melvin and Javeal Baker were found guilty of armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping charges.

And Kianna Baker, Javeal's mother, was convicted of being an accessory after the fact of armed robbery.

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Adjani Bryant and Lorenzo McNeill, who have both already pleaded guilty, are awaiting sentencing which could come as soon as next week.
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