Five men are behind bars following an armed raid on a jewellery store in Wiltshire. Mel Bloor has our report.
Five men have today been sentenced to a total of 22 years and 8 months for their parts in an armed robbery at a Marlborough jewellers last September.
Men entered Deacon & Sons jewellers shortly before 9:45am on Tuesday September 17th last year and began smashing display cabinets and grabbing jewellery before jumping into a waiting car and speeding away.
Five men have been sentenced to a total of nearly 23 years for their parts in an armed robbery at a Marlborough jewellers last September.The men entered Deacon & Sons jewellers and began smashing display cabinets and grabbing jewellery before jumping into a waiting car and speeding away.
Marcus Delroy Cohen, 33, Paul Gallimore, 33, and Linton Daren Summerfield, 20 were arrested and later charged with robbery, after the car they attempted to flee in, crashed on the A419 near the Great Western Hospital.
The two remaining men, Leroy Green, 35 and Cristian Coulston, 20, were also arrested and later charged with robbery in October and November last year. The gang was from Coventry.
Five men are due to be sentenced after admitting raiding a jewellers in Wiltshire. The robbery took place at Deacon and Sons in Marlborough High Street last September. The men, who are all from Coventry, will appear at Swindon Crown Court this morning.
Three men are due to appear in court today accused of robbing a jewellery store.
The smash and grab raid on Deacon and Son jewellers on Marlborough High Street happened shortly after the shop had opened for the day in September.
Troops back from Afghanistan are to parade through Marlborough before a medals presentation in the Wiltshire town later this morning. Members of the Military Intelligence Battalion will be accompanied by the Band of the Grenadier Guards.
High streets populated with thriving independent businesses have added an average of £40,000 to nearby house prices over the last decade, according to a study by American Express.
It suggested that homeowners living close to a flourishing high street could see their property value outperform similar homes elsewhere by as much as £70,000 over the next 10 years.
The study identified five "high street hot spots" it described as good examples: Whitstable, Kent; Marlborough, Wiltshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Totnes, Devon, and Yarm, North Yorkshire.
The Mayor of Marlborough's ceremonial chain has been stolen from the town hall. The chain, which was made in 1911 and has been worn by every mayor since then, was the only thing taken in the burglary which happened some time overnight.
The current mayor, Guy Loosmoore says:
“This is a sad day. Something of such enormous significance to the people of Marlborough has been taken. Whilst important, its monetary value is nothing compared to what it means to the history and dignity of local people".
Three men have appeared in court charged with the robbery of a jewellery store in Wiltshire.
Deacon & Son Jewellers on Marlborough High Street was raided on Tuesday morning. A car used to flee the scene was later set alight.
A second vehicle then crashed close to the Great Western Hospital. The men charged are all from the Coventry area.
Three men are due before Chippenham magistrates, charged in connection with a raid on a jeweller's shop in Marlborough in Wiltshire.
It happened at Deacon & Sons in the High Street on Tuesday morning. Men smashed display cabinets and grabbed jewellery.
20-year-old Linton Summerfield and Marcus Cohen and Paul Gallimore, both 33, who are all from the Coventry area have been charged with robbery.