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12 March 2015, 17:48
Two Leicester men have been locked up for more than 14 years between them after almost a quarter of a million pounds worth of jewellery was stolen during a robbery.
Arron Daniel Brown, who's 28, of Newfields Road, and Kieiron Ross who's 25, and from Winton Avenue, appeared at Leicester Crown Court charged with conspiracy to rob and steal.
They used tracking equipment to carry out surveillance on a jewellery wholesaler who was travelling to the area from London. As he unloaded his car boot he was assaulted.
The 51-year -old victim was treated in hospital for injuries to his head.
Detective Constable Jenny Tattersall, who investigated the incident said: “The victim was aware of his personal safety and made sure he did not confirm when he would be at any jewellers until just a few minutes before. However, Brown and Ross planned this robbery over a number of months and used a tracking device to ensure they could track the victim’s movements, enabling them to be ready and waiting for him when he pulled up on Narborough Road.
Both defendants pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.