One of two suspects arrested in May of last year in connection with a hold-up at a jewelry store in the Springfield area has pleased guilty to robbery and and several other crimes in connection with that
William Franklin, 25 of Waldorf, has pleded guilty to robbery, malicious wounding, attempted capital murder of a police officer, two counts of carjacking, hit and run, use of a firearm during a felony and two counts of use of a firearm during a felony for a second or subsequent time.
The robbery took place at the Dubai Jewelers at 7041 Brookfield Plaza on May 21, 2016. As one of the robbers exited the jewelry store he fired a handgun at a Fairfax County police officer who had arrived on the scene. That suspect then hijacked a car and crashed it at Spring Village Drive and Hampton Creek Way. He then carjacked another vehicle, crashing this one in the 7600 block of Hooes Road. He then fled on foot.
Franklin was arrested at his home in Waldorf two days later.
The second suspect, 26-year-old, Jasminder Sethi, also of Waldorf, was arrested at about the same time at an airport in Newark, New Jersey.