Keith Walton (265913)

The leader of a ring that staged a series of daytime smash-and-grab robberies at Southern California jewelry stores that netted $6 million worth of Rolexes and other high-end watches has been sentenced to 55 years in federal prison.

Keith Marvel Walton, 47, of South Los Angeles—a senior member of an Inglewood street gang that organized the heists—was sentenced in Santa Ana by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

During the hearing, Carney said the robberies, which were “planned, organized and led’’ by Walton, and were carried out during the day in shopping malls, “terrified people and traumatized them for the rest of their lives.’’

Walton, who is also known by the nicknames “Green Eyes’’ and “Fly Guy,’’ is likely “the most dangerous, prolific, and incorrigible criminal who has ever appeared before the court for sentencing,’’ federal prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memoran