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Man Sentenced for San Antonio's Biggest Jewelry Heist



    File photo of jewelry store.

    An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for what investigators call San Antonio's most expensive jewelry robbery.

    A federal judge in San Antonio on Monday sentenced 47-year-old Marvin Steele for his role in the March 2010 armed robbery of a Lee Michaels store. San Antonio police say two armed men wearing hoods robbed the jewelry store located in an upscale mall.

    Investigators got a break when some of the stolen items showed up at pawnshops in Oklahoma City.

    The San Antonio Express-News reports Steele earlier this year pleaded guilty two charges of interstate robbery and one weapons count in a plea deal. A co-defendant awaits trial.

    The FBI and San Antonio police recovered about half of the jewelry.