Team of robbers Jailed
Wednesday 28th September 2016 @ 17:43 by Nigel P.
Ashton Hyde News

 

Jack Lloyd who has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment

Jack Lloyd who has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment

Three men have been jailed for a total of 21 years for a series armed robberies across Tameside.

Minshull Street Crown Court, heard how Jack Lloyd 21, of Marple Road, Chisworth and Steven Reeves 27, of Mountbatten Avenue, Dukinfield robbed a petrol station on Stockport Road in Hattersley on January 10th, 2016

The pair burst in to the garage shop early on a Sunday evening wearing balaclavas and armed with a machete and sledgehammer between them.

The pair then began to threaten staff with their weapons demanding cash from the tills.

Having stolen hundreds of pounds from the station’s two tills, the robbers escaped to a getaway car driven by another member of the gang Ben Clancy 23, of Brierly Avenue, Failsworth.

 

Just two days later,  around 9.30am on Tuesday morning Lloyd and Clancy carried out a separate robbery at a bank on Warrington Street in Ashton town centre.

Ben Clancy sentenced to eight years imprisonment

Ben Clancy sentenced to eight years imprisonment

A cash-in-transit driver pulled up outside the bank and was in the process of collecting money when Lloyd stormed into the bank wearing a balaclava and brandishing a handgun.

Lloyd pointed the gun directly at the driver and ordered him to drop the cash box.

The security guard dropped the box and Lloyd picked it up before running to a get-away car parked nearby.

Police acting on intelligence tracked the car to Glossop where the gang were spotted and a foot chase took place with all three of the gang being apprehended.

During the chase a police dog handler fell and was seriously injured as a result of his fall.

Steven Reeves sentenced to four years and nine months

Steven Reeves sentenced to four years and nine months

 

Items including the defendant’s phones, the stolen cash box, the get-away car and an imitation gun were all recovered.

Detective Sergeant Karen Ryan, from GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group, said: “These three men thought they were above the law and their greed ending up getting the better of them.

“They frightened innocent people and a police dog handler was seriously injured after falling down a ravine and losing consciousness during the foot chase.

“They will now have to face the consequences of their actions and I welcome the sentence handed to them today.”

Jack Lloyd was sentenced to nine years  after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery, possessing an imitation firearm and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Ben Clancy was handed an eight-year sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and possessing an imitation firearm.

Steven Reeves was  given four years and nine months at an earlier hearing after admitting to one count of robbery.