Three men have been jailed for a total of 21 years after they robbed a jewellers in Leicester’s Golden Mile.
The men entered G Naran Jewellers in Belgrave Road and stole a large quantity of Asian gold jewellery.
Awale Madar (23), Hussnain Gulzar (18) and Hassan Amir (18) were all found guilty and sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on Friday 10th February. All three men were from Birmingham.
The court heard how Amir entered the jewellers and held the door open for Madar and Gulzar who were both masked and carrying axes and a metal bar. They threatened members of staff and smashed display cabinets before making off with the jewellery.
They left the area in a Nissan Qashqai which had been stolen from Halesowen in the West Midlands a few weeks earlier. The Nissan was found abandoned nearby.
However the sat-nav system left in the Qashqai led officer’s to Magar’s home.
The robbery was called “excruciatingly amateurish” with the sat nav pinpointing the location of the defendants.
Detective Constable Nick Lant said: “We’re very happy with the sentences. They send out a message to travelling criminal groups that if they come to Leicester to commit crime we will hunt them down and work with the courts to lock them up.”