Two Men Sentenced Following Attempted Robbery In Bromsgrove
Two men from the West Midlands who were arrested following an attempted robbery in Bromsgrove have now been sent to jail.
Jamie Gillard, aged 32 (date of birth 26/09/1980), of Swan Street, Dudley, and Paul Summers, aged 40 (date of birth 27/11/1972), of Woodcroft Close, Cradley Heath, appeared at Worcester Crown Court accused of attempted robbery at Charlie’s Kebab House in Worcester Road, on Sunday, 14 April.
Summers pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 months in prison while Gillard’s not guilty plea was accepted by the court.
However, Gillard admitted aggravated vehicle taking, drink driving and driving without insurance for which he received a 14 month prison sentence, was disqualified from driving for two years and has had his driving licence endorsed.
Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Mark Roberts from Bromsgrove CID, said: “Staff at the kebab house called police just after 11.30pm to say that a man had walked in and demanded cash while telling them he was in possession of a handgun. The staff bravely stood their ground and he fled empty-handed. No firearm was ever found by officers.”
Gillard and Summers were spotted by West Mercia Police officers who followed the B class Mercedes they were in and arrested them on the M5 a short time later when one of the tyres blew out. Gillard, the driver, was breathalysed and found to be over the alcohol limit.
He was charged with aggravated vehicle taking on the basis that he drove the car knowing that it had been taken without consent, and that it was subsequently damaged.
The Mercedes had been stolen between April 10 and 11 from a car park at the back of a Chinese restaurant in Dudley.
Det Sgt Roberts added: “This was an excellent response to an emergency call from the public and a fantastic team effort from uniform and plain clothes officers.
“Their quick response has resulted in two dangerous, persistent offenders being held to account for their serious criminal behaviour.
“Also the bravery of the shop staff cannot be under estimated as their presence of mind to note part of the registration of the offending vehicle was key evidence when presenting the case to the Crown Prosecution Service.”
Issued: Wednesday, 17 July 2013