A watch thief who was part of a gang that attacked Tarratt Jewellers in Rugby last month has been jailed for five years.
Jordan Robert Elis Micthell, 24, of Mary Street in Bradford, West Yorkshire appeared at Warwick Crown Court in Leamington Spa yesterday where he made a plea of guilty to a charge of robbery. He had been arrested the day after the raid, which took place at 11.35am on September 3.
Warwickshire Police have said that the investigation into the robbery is still ongoing. Two men wearing balaclavas attacked the shop’s window with a sledge hammer and a pick axe handle, breaking through and managing to steal watches and jewellery.
The men drove off in a black BMW that was later spotted being abandoned by a gang of several men. A quantity of jewellery was later recovered.
DS Neal Candelent said “Whilst we are pleased with this sentence, our investigation into the robbery is not over and work is still ongoing to identify and arrest the others involved.”