BEVERLY HILLS—A third suspect has been sentenced in connection to a robbery of an expensive watch at the Beverly Hills restaurant Il Pastaio. in 2021.
Marquise Gordon, 41, was sentenced to federal prison on Monday, February 28. He received 5 years for his role in the robbery that was carried out at the high-class Italian restaurant.
In early February, 21-year-old Malik Lamont Powell and 18-year-old Khai McGhee were sentenced to 12 years in prison for the robbery. All three men are members of the Rollin 30s Crips gang.
The robbery took place in broad daylight. They chose jeweler, Shay Belhassan because of the $500,000 watch he was wearing. The men held Belhassan at gunpoint, demanding he hand over the Richard Mille watch.
Belhassan wrestled with the suspects, and was able to hit the gun to the ground. According to an FBI affidavit, one of the robbers then picked up the gun and fired it twice in different directions, hitting a bystander in the leg.
They were able to arrest Powell because they connected his black BMW, which was the getaway car, to the robbery. Powell also discussed the stolen watch in many messages over social media. A bloodstain on Belhassan’s shirt was connected to McGhee’s DNA, and security footage showed Gordon hopping into the getaway car.
There are two other suspects connected to the robbery that have yet to be caught.