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Sentencing moved for man convicted on two felony robbery counts

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VISTA (CNS) - Sentencing was rescheduled Thursday to June 28 for a man who robbed a Carlsbad jewelry store after sneaking inside during off-hours through holes he cut in the building.

John Leslie Davis, 53, was convicted last month of two robbery charges for the holdup at Mulloys Fine Jewelry on State Street the morning of Oct. 21, 2009.

Prosecutors had previously asked Vista Judge Aaron Katz for a delay in Thursday's sentencing hearing, but answered up ready today when the case was called.

Noting the change could affect the defense's ability to be prepared, Katz postponed the hearing until the end of the month, a court clerk said.

According to police, Davis was armed with a handgun and wearing a Halloween mask when he burst into the business from a back room while employees were preparing to open the store.

He took jewelry, fled into a woman's bathroom in the business and disappeared, police said.

Investigating officers later found holes cut in the lavatory ceiling and the roof of the building, and concluded that the robber had gotten into and out of the store that way.

The thief evidently had chopped both holes in the structure at some earlier time in preparation for the robbery, according to police, who arrested Davis in February 2010 after linking him to the crime through DNA.

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