Scarborough jewellery raiders jailed
4:15pm 9th May 2012
Three men who carried out an armed robbery at a Scarborough jewellers have been sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison.
They were sentenced at York Crown Court on Tuesday 8th May 2012, for the robbery which took place at Rosh Jewellers on Huntriss Row in December 2010.
Jonathan Richard Pell, 21, of Nelson Street, Scarborough, who acted as the gang’s lookout, was sentenced to eight years in prison for robbery. He was found guilty following a trial at York Crown Court.
James Michael Millea, 33, from the Speke area of Liverpool, who pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to robbery, was sentenced to six years and six months’ imprisonment.
Timothy James Langford, of James Street, Scarborough, received a prison sentence of five years and four months’ after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing for his part in the robbery, acting as the getaway driver.
Millea also received an additional three year sentence, to run consecutively, for conspiracy to supply Class C drugs.
Police are still searching for the fourth member of the gang.
During the robbery Millea and the outstanding suspect pushed a 58-year-old man, who was working alone in the shop, to the floor and threatened him with a knife. He suffered a broken shoulder after being assaulted by Millea.
The gang stole approximately £50,000 worth of jewellery, which included a gold and diamond bracelet, gold earrings, necklaces, watches and diamond rings. Police are continuing their efforts to locate the jewellery which has not yet been recovered along with the outstanding offender.
Detective Sergeant Nigel Farthing, of Scarborough CID, said:
“I welcome the sentences handed down by the court. They send a clear message to anyone committing violent and menacing crimes that they will be dealt with robustly and reflect the severity of the injuries suffered by the man who was working alone at the time of the robbery.
“I would urge anyone who can identify the fourth gang member to contact the police or Crimestoppers immediately. This was a nasty incident and the offender should face the consequences of their actions.”
DS Farthing added: “I would also like to speak to anyone who can help to locate any of the stolen jewellery.”
If you can identify the fourth gang member or help to locate any of the jewellery, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Scarborough CID. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Images: Top to bottom Jonathan Pell, Timothy Langford and James Millea.
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