Pair jailed after bank raid

George Commons Credit: Essex Police

Two men are beginning prison sentences having been jailed for committing an armed robbery on a bank at Clacton in Essex last December.George Commons, 48, of Linden Drive, Clacton, and David Worth, 41, of Beach Road, St Osyth, appeared for sentencing at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday, July 5.

David Worth Credit: Essex Police

Commons was jailed for eight years and Worth for seven.In March this year Commons pleaded guilty in March to robbery and a firearms offence while Worth was found guilty of the same offences following a six-day trial in June.

The robbery took place on December 7, 2012, when two men entered the NatWest bank in North Road, Clacton, armed with a firearm and threatened staff.They stole just over £6,000.

Commons was arrested on December 9, in his own vehicle, which had been used as the getaway car. Worth was arrested on December 10, after handing himself in.