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District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Jury Convicts Armed Robber For Violently Attacking Vulnerable Employees in Jewelry Store Heist

Michael Alexis was found guilty on eight counts, including second degree robbery, false imprisonment, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and firearm use enhancements. Sentencing is set for December 2, 2022

San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced the conviction of Michael Alexis on numerous armed robbery, false imprisonment and weapons charges including the use of a semi-automatic firearm during the robbery. Alexis was arrested in 2017 after a violent attack and jewelry store robbery where two victims were held hostage at gun point while Alexis and his accomplices stole over $1,000,000 in jewelry from Elite Fine Jewelry Store in Pacific Heights.

The jury reached a guilty verdict on eight counts. The jury also found three aggravating sentencing factors to be true, including particular vulnerability of victims, planning, sophistication, and professionalism in the execution of the crime, and taking of property with a high monetary value.

“The jury’s verdict sends a clear message that violent crime is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “Although the stolen property was never recovered, justice was done, and Michael Alexis is being held accountable for his crimes. I stand with the small businesses and retailers throughout our city who have been targeted and victimized and will use every legal means available to seek justice and hold offenders accountable.”

The case against Alexis was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Sheila Johnson. Officers from the San Francisco Police Department’s Northern Station and Investigations Bureau were instrumental in the prosecution of this case who provided top notch investigation.

“I am grateful to the jury for their service and verdict finding the defendant guilty of this violent robbery and delivering justice to the victims,” said Assistant District Attorney Sheila Johnson.

The victims were extraordinarily patient and cooperative throughout this prosecution, appearing at numerous hearings over the last five years, and now, with justice done, can begin to move on from this horrific trauma.”

Alexis has been in custody since his arrest in 2017. His accomplices pled guilty to robbery in early 2020 and were each sentenced to State Prison for their involvement. Alexis is scheduled to be sentenced on December 2, 2022.

Court Number: 17012012