Gunpoint raiders sentenced to jail after Prestwood burglary

Bucks Free Press: Ronald Moore Ronald Moore

TWO men who forced their way into a Prestwood home, threatened the occupants at gunpoint and stole £3,000 of jewellery in what police called a “terrifying incident”were jailed this week.

Ronald Moore, aged 41, of Webbs Road, Hayes, and Barry Powell, aged 34, of Manor Avenue, Northolt, forced their way into the home in Wycombe Road, on the evening of Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14.

They were armed with a handgun and knife and threatened the residents, before marching them upstairs and making further 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 the scene in hazardous weather conditions – a night of rain and especially strong winds.

Moore was stopped and arrested a mile away from the scene.

Powell tried to escape by hiding in a nearby field but was tracked by the police dog.

Both men were charged on February 17 and pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary on Monday at Aylesbury Crown Court.

They were each sentenced to five years and four months’ imprisonment.

Investigating officer, PC Stephen West, said: “I am very pleased with the speed at which these two dangerous offenders were dealt with by the Criminal Justice system.

“This has undoubtedly reduced the distress experienced by the victims in what must have been a terrifying incident for the whole family.”

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12:25pm Thu 27 Feb 14

cant-polish-a-turd says...

C*CKS!
C*CKS! cant-polish-a-turd
  • Score: 1

12:49pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

The usual criminals and the filthy pests of this society must be eradicated not let out in 5 years !
The usual criminals and the filthy pests of this society must be eradicated not let out in 5 years ! Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 10

1:19pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Tony5922 says...

Actually, they are likely to be walking the streets on weekends in about 18 months and free to do this again in about 2 and a half years. The reference to 5 years is just a marketing gimic by the legal system so that we think we are being protected from these people.
Actually, they are likely to be walking the streets on weekends in about 18 months and free to do this again in about 2 and a half years. The reference to 5 years is just a marketing gimic by the legal system so that we think we are being protected from these people. Tony5922
  • Score: 10

3:11pm Thu 27 Feb 14

jdough says...

Scum.

Armed robbery = Life
Scum. Armed robbery = Life jdough
  • Score: 23

3:21pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Dickitdo says...

The sentencing of these two miscreants is absolutely disgraceful . Possession of an illegal firearm brings a mandatory prison sentence of five years, How on Earth can this pair of extremely dangerous people get such a lenient sentence when just the the firearms offence brings a five year sentence . They were charged with aggravated burglary . The article fails to say if they were charged with other offences that they have committed in the process of this criminal activity .Has the Crown Prosecution Service failed in their duty to correctly charge these persons with all the offences committed by these two persons ?. Should this case be referred to the Attorney General for his attention. I believe that the sentencing in this case is perverse ! .
The sentencing of these two miscreants is absolutely disgraceful . Possession of an illegal firearm brings a mandatory prison sentence of five years, How on Earth can this pair of extremely dangerous people get such a lenient sentence when just the the firearms offence brings a five year sentence . They were charged with aggravated burglary . The article fails to say if they were charged with other offences that they have committed in the process of this criminal activity .Has the Crown Prosecution Service failed in their duty to correctly charge these persons with all the offences committed by these two persons ?. Should this case be referred to the Attorney General for his attention. I believe that the sentencing in this case is perverse ! . Dickitdo
  • Score: 36

6:32pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Aridzona says...

Only criminals have guns in the UK I guess? If they broke into my house, in Arizona, they would leave in a bag or a box!
Only criminals have guns in the UK I guess? If they broke into my house, in Arizona, they would leave in a bag or a box! Aridzona
  • Score: 6

8:32pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Dickitdo says...

Aridzona wrote:
Only criminals have guns in the UK I guess? If they broke into my house, in Arizona, they would leave in a bag or a box!
Persons in this Country are permitted certain firearms under certain conditions , these conditions do not include shooting persons that may be threatening you in any way ! We have a saying here . " The Law is an **** ." The Sentencing of this worthless pair surely prove the point .
[quote][p][bold]Aridzona[/bold] wrote: Only criminals have guns in the UK I guess? If they broke into my house, in Arizona, they would leave in a bag or a box![/p][/quote]Persons in this Country are permitted certain firearms under certain conditions , these conditions do not include shooting persons that may be threatening you in any way ! We have a saying here . " The Law is an **** ." The Sentencing of this worthless pair surely prove the point . Dickitdo
  • Score: 16

9:43pm Sun 2 Mar 14

It's just a name says...

I would like to thank publicly the speed the police reacted and caught these people. I also saw the compassionate side of the police that night, the look that said 'I would like to let you in the house to comfort the occupants but I can't', because of forensics. Thank you to everyone involved.

On this occasion they did not physically harm the family, but mentally the scars run deep. In particular, my dear little grandson, who saw most of the event.

It is a shame that with all the time, money and effort to put them in jail, it won't be long before they are back on the streets again to terrorise another family.
I would like to thank publicly the speed the police reacted and caught these people. I also saw the compassionate side of the police that night, the look that said 'I would like to let you in the house to comfort the occupants but I can't', because of forensics. Thank you to everyone involved. On this occasion they did not physically harm the family, but mentally the scars run deep. In particular, my dear little grandson, who saw most of the event. It is a shame that with all the time, money and effort to put them in jail, it won't be long before they are back on the streets again to terrorise another family. It's just a name
  • Score: 5

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