21st Sep, 2019

Robbers jailed for more than 13 years

A PAIR of Worcester criminals who robbed a pizza delivery driver and a taxi driver in two separate incidents in the city last year have been jailed for a total of more than 13 years.

Following a West Mercia Police investigation, Daniel Martin, 30, of no fixed address and Tommy Lee Jauncey, 22, of St George’s Lane both appeared at Hereford Crown Court on Thursday (February 28) for sentencing.

On February 19 last year, the men robbed a 19-year-old pizza delivery driver in an alleyway near to Brookthorpe Close, whilst holding knives. A wallet and a Samsung mobile phone were stolen.

Two days later on February 21, Martin robbed a taxi driver in Chedworth Close, Warndon, whilst threatening him with a screwdriver. He stole the driver’s cash and mobile phone. Jauncey was also present at the time of the offence.

Both men were found guilty on 17 September last year, following a trial at Worcester Crown Court. They have been in custody since their conviction.

Martin was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years with a five year extended licence and Jauncey was given a six year sentence.

Investigating officer, Det Cons Grant Lawrence from West Mercia Police, said: “Both men showed complete disregard for the law in these offences, and I hope this result demonstrates we will not tolerate violent crime within our communities.

“We welcome the result and hope it will enable the victims to feel some sense of closure after their ordeals.”

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