FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- Jaquez Shakim Roland was found guilty of first degree robbery with a weapon, third degree grand theft, third degree False Imprisonment, and first degree Battery.
On October 30, 2011, Roland robbed a liquor store wearing a full facial motorcycle helmet, black leather jacket, as well as motorcycle gloves, mask and gear.
Assistant State Attorneys Rich Price and Ben Fox presented evidence during a two-day trial. The Flagler County jury took approximately 20 minutes to convict Roland, 35.
Price said the defendant's suspicious behavior led to his identification, but it was a DNA match that ultimately helped convict him.
State Attorney R.J. Larizza said, "This case is an example of how technology, science, public awareness and good police work combine to solve a violent crime."
Price said Roland faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for robbery with a weapon, and up to five years in prison each for grand theft and false imprisonment. A sentencing hearing has been tentatively scheduled before acting Circuit County Judge Melissa Moore Stens on July 12.
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