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Three Enter Guilty Pleas in Grosse Pointe Jewelry Heist

Two brothers and a girlfriend plead guilty to stealing more than $1 million dollars of jewelry from a Grosse Pointe City home.


The three people charged with stealing more than $1 million dollars worth of jewelry from a Grosse Pointe City home in September have pleaded guilty as charged in Wayne County Third Circuit Court.

Matthew Sedgeman, 19, was charged with second-degree home invasion and larceny of over $20,000. Judge Wade McCree sentenced Sedgman to 36 months to 15 years in prison and over $1 million dollars in restitution.

Sedgeman's brother, Joshua Sedgeman, 20, was charged with receiving and concealing stolen property over $20,000 and was sentenced to one to ten years in prison with restitution.

Joshua Sedgeman's girlfriend, Alaina Robinson, who is also charged with receiving and concealing stolen property over $20,000, will be sentenced on  December 13.

The Labor Day weekend jewelry heist from the home on Lincoln Road in Grosse Pointe City was reported by a woman who was caring for the house while the residents were out of town. She discovered that someone had entered the house through a window and contacted police.

A day later, Joshua Sedgman and Alaina Robinson were arrested at a Chase Bank branch on Cadieux Road at Harper Avenue when they attempted to cash a sizable check issued to them from a pawn shop.

Matthew Sedgeman was arrested later after the Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods Special Response Team raided two homes—one in Harper Woods and one in Detroit.

While some of the jewelry has been recovered from a pawn shop and three raided homes, Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Veneshia Cezil has said there’s likely more than $1 million dollars worth of jewelry still missing.

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