A gang of thieves who went on a six-day crime spree, involving multiple counts of armed robbery, have been found guilty after appearing in court.
Reegan Richings and Ervin Negrobar, both 24, held up multiple shops, taking whatever valuables and cash they could, before selling stolen items in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.
Three shops were raided in six days, revealed West Midlands Police, with a gun pointed at a customer’s head in one incident. Jewellery was grabbed from a staff member in another case.
The robberies began on 9 December last year, with the duo using a stolen car to make their getaway. Their driver Leon Wyatt, 21, was also convicted.
A report by West Midlands Police stated: “Richings and Negrobar were charged with conspiracy to rob and at Warwick Crown Court on 23 September jailed after admitting their roles in the plot.
“Richings was jailed for eight years and Negrobar, who is already serving a seven-and-a-half year term, had an extra four-and-a-half years added to his sentence.”
“Wyatt admitted one count of robbery and given a five-year prison term.”
Meanwhile, Richings’ sister, Hollie Richings, 26, was given a six-month sentence suspended for a year and ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid community work for agreeing to sell a stolen chain and bracelet in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.
Detective constable Chris Parry of West Midlands Police said: “These were really nasty offences in which victims believed they were going to be subjected to violence.
“This must have been an awful experience for them and I wish them well for the future.
“We secured compelling forensic, CCTV and phone evidence against the three which left them with little option but to admit their guilt at court.”