November 19th, 2007 05:49 EST
In the U.K. Father and son sentenced to 33 years for robbery
A father and son have been sentenced at the Central Criminal Court in London earlier today (16.11.07) to a total of 33 years imprisonment for a number of serious offences involving a raid on security bank.
Andrew Roberts, aged 42, was sentenced to 18 years for robbery, 16 years for possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery, and two years for assaulting a police officer with intent to resist arrest on 27th Oct 2006. All sentences are to run concurrently.
Mark Roberts, aged 23, was sentenced to 15 years for robbery and 12 years for possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery on Friday 27th October 2006 outside the Allied Irish Bank, in Finchley Road, north London. He also received 14 years for possession of a firearm with intent to resist arrest. His sentences are also run concurrently.
DS Neil Williamson, of Finchley Flying Squad, said: "This was an dangerous, audacious attempt to rob the security guard."The offence took place in broad daylight in a busy part of London. Mark Roberts fired shots in the street in his attempt to get away. He could easily have shot an innocent passer-by."The sentence today should send a stark message to those engaged in this type of criminality".
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