A 32-year-old man from Northampton who attacked a security guard with a baseball bat and stole £25,000 has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
Jamie Threadgold, pictured above left, aged 32, from Windsor Crescent, Northampton, was found guilty at Northampton Crown Court on Thursday December 12 of robbery and possessing a bladed weapon in public.
Following a three day trial, the judge sentenced him to nine years in prison for the offence of robbery and two years for possessing a weapon, to be served concurrently. He had previously pleaded guilty to concealing/converting criminal property, for which he received two years and nine months and possessing criminal property, for which he received two years and nine months. The sentences are also to be served concurrent to the robbery sentence.
Ben Ukaegbu, aged 32, from Windyridge, Northampton, assisted Threadgold in trying to launder the money. He pleaded guilty to concealing/converting criminal property and possessing criminal property. He was sentenced to two years and nine months for each charge, to be served concurrently.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Threadgold carried out the violent cash in transit robbery in Weedon Road, Northampton, on June 18, 2013.
“The security guard was attacked with a baseball bat outside Barclays Bank and a cash box containing £25,000, that he was delivering, was taken from him.
“Threadgold and Ukaegbu were identified when they tried to launder the money in Kettering, two days after the robbery. The money had become stained from forcing the box open,” he said.
Detective Inspector Louise Fleckney, from the Criminal Investigation Department, said: “The sentences that these offenders have received reflect the seriousness of their crimes. The public should be reassured that their ability to cause harm has been brought to an end by their prison sentences.”