Robber handed two-year jail term

Police have issued a warning to residents after a burglary in Barnham
Police have issued a warning to residents after a burglary in Barnham

A robber has been jailed for two years after he stole £40,000-worth of goods earlier this month.

Paul Storey, 35, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday (March 16).

The victim was left shaking and in fear

The court heard how, on March 7, a 48-year-old man, was asleep in his lorry in Whitehall Drive, Kingston, Milton Keynes, when he heard a noise outside.

He looked out of the window and saw a group of people at the back of the lorry who he thought were trying to steal his load.

The victim started the lorry up, but was unable to drive away as the offender’s vehicle was parked in the way.

One of the offenders got into the driver’s cab with the victim and threatened him, telling him that they were taking his load.

Other nearby lorry drivers were alerted to what was happening and started shouting at the offenders. The offenders escaped in their vehicle taking £40,000 worth of goods which were mainly hair straighteners, from the victim’s lorry.

Police were called and the offender’s vehicle quickly located. Storey was seen running away and was arrested a short time later close by.

Storey was charged later that day and pleaded guilty at a bail application hearing.

Det Sgt Simon Mountain from Milton Keynes Local CID said: “I am pleased to confirm that Storey has been given a custodial sentence.

“The victim was not injured in this incident but was left shaking and in fear. Swift action by police officers after the offence meant that the stolen property was recovered and we were able to return it to the victim.”