Four Broward County men convicted of holding up a series of jewelry stores while dressed in drag were sentenced Thursday between 34 years and life in prison by a federal judge.
The men dressed up as women with wigs during the armed robberies of three jewelry stores. Two of the robbers fled on foot while their getaway driver left in a Jeep without them. One suspect was arrested at a nearby hospital wearing only his underwear and a sock, and the driver was picked up at a nearby restaurant. The third suspect held four Canadian snowbirds at gunpoint for several hours at a retirement community, before forcing them to drive him from Port St Lucie to Fort Lauderdale.