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Valentines Day armed robbers sentenced

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The two men who carried out an aggravated burglary at a residential home in Wycombe Road, Prestwood on the evening of Friday 14th February 2014 have been sentenced to more than five years and four months imprisonment each.

A 41 year old male from Hayes and a 34 year old male from Northolt forced their way into the home armed with a handgun and knife and threatened the residents, before marching them upstairs and making threats. Young children were in the house at the time.

The pair stole gold jewellery worth £3,000 and then took car keys and mobile phones.

Uniformed response officers, armed response and a dog unit quickly attended in hazardous weather conditions. One offender was stopped and arrested a mile away from the scene. The other offender tried to evade capture by hiding in a nearby field but was tracked by the police dog.

Both men were charged on Monday 17th February 2014 and on Monday 24th February pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary.

Further information can be found on the Thames Valley Alerts site.

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