A violent gang of robbers are beginning lengthy jail sentences after a £250,000 raid on a jewellers where a member of staff was hit with a hammer.
CCTV captured the moment one of the gang members posed as a customer to trick staff into opening the door at SP Green in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.
The other masked men then rushed in, as one of them started hitting the employee with a hammer, before ransacking the store and running off.
The gang was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court after CCTV cameras around the city captured their movements before and after the raid, which happened on 6 January last year.
- Richardson, of Frankfort Street, Newtown, was jailed for 14 years for conspiracy to rob and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.
- The 21-year-old denied the conspiracy charge, but was convicted after a jury spent just 11 minutes deliberating.
- Johnson, 20, of Sherbourne Grove, Ladywood, admitted conspiracy to rob, and an unrelated robbery, and was jailed for 12 years and eight months.
- Pinnock-Parkes, 20, of Manilla Road, Selly Park, admitted conspiracy to rob and was jailed for nine years and 10 months.
- Davis, 27, of Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston, admitted conspiracy to rob and possession with intent to supply and escaping from lawful custody. He was jailed for 14 years and 11 months.
- Bradley Devine, aged 25, of Four Acres, Quinton, who posed as the customer to allow the gang access, was jailed for 10 years in May last year after admitting conspiracy to rob and other offences.
- The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced on 15 December and has admitted conspiracy rob.
While £250,000 of jewellery was taken, only £12,000 worth was recovered.
DC Mark Timmins, who led the investigation, said: