Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop

Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop almost killing his accomplice

  • CCTV footage shows shocking moment a robber almost ran over his accomplice 
  • The two men were carrying out a robbery at a shop in Leeds in August 2017
  • Cameras captured the moment robber Marshall smashed a hole into store front

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This shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a bungling ram-raider reversed at speed into a jewellery store – and almost ran over his accomplice.

Brazen Kieran Marshall, 29, and John Kitchen, 28, carried out the audacious robbery at a shop in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on August 18, 2017.

Security cameras captured the dramatic moment motorist Marshall reversed a stolen pickup truck into the store to smash a huge hole in the front.

This shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a bungling ram-raider reversed at speed into a jewellery store – and almost ran over his accomplice

Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop

Security cameras captured the dramatic moment motorist Marshall reversed a stolen pickup truck into the store to smash a huge hole in the front

Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop

The moment John Kitchen is knocked down by his accomplice Kieran Marshall

Seconds later masked accomplice Kitchen, wielding a sledgehammer, arrives in another vehicle and enters the jewellers on foot before threatening terrified staff members.

The man can be seen ‘scrabbling around’ to pick up items of jewellery that were sent flying through the air following the smash.

A court previously heard one of the men jumped onto a counter and demanded money as he threatened a staff member with a knife.

In one comical clip the hapless truck driver is captured reversing into the store again – only to smash into the side of the robber inside.

Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop

A red red Ford Ranger 4×4 was reversed into the front of the shop, terrifying staff and causing significant damage

Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop

John Kitchen, pictured, who was armed with a sledgehammer, was captured on CCTV footage warning staff to stay back as he rifled through the window display before stealing a Rolex watch

Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop

The damaged shop window.

On October 25, 2017, a red Ford Ranger 4×4 was reversed into the front of the shop, terrifying staff and causing significant damage

Kitchen, trapped between the vehicle and the shopfront, then tumbles out of the jewellers on his hands and knees before escaping with his accomplice with a haul that included Rolex watches.

Thieves Marshall and Kitchen appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday alongside six co-defendants, all of whom were part of the same gang.

The group were found guilty of the organised theft of more than GBP1.5m of goods from across the country and jailed for a total of 43 years.

Kitchen, from Leeds, was sentenced to 15 years and eight months while Marshall also from Leeds, was jailed for 14 years and six months.

Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop

Kitchen, trapped between the vehicle and the shopfront, can be seen tumbling out of the jewellers on his hands and knees before escaping with his accomplice with a haul that included Rolex watches

Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop

eeds Crown Court heard the gang were snared following a West Yorkshire Police investigation into the organised supply of drugs

Leeds Crown Court heard the gang were snared following a West Yorkshire Police investigation into the organised supply of drugs.

Enquiries identified a number of vehicles linked to the gang members were attending a particular address and then making overnight journeys to parts of the country including Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, Durham, Hampshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Checks with the relevant police forces in those areas found many of the overnight journeys coincided with thefts from heavy goods vehicles.

Further investigations showed some of the identified vehicles travelling in convoy to and from the locations.

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John Kitchen (left), from Leeds, was sentenced to 15 years and eight months while Marshall (right) also from Leeds, was jailed for 14 years and six months

In each of the incidents, the vehicles were targeted while the drivers were parked up on rest breaks.

The offenders either slashed open the curtain side of the targeted vehicle or forced the rear doors and unloaded pallets of goods and drove off with them.

The items stolen by the gang included thousands of pounds worth of alloy wheels, tyres, power tools, hair straighteners, cosmetics, face cream, jewellery and men’s and women’s clothing.

Quantities of the stolen goods were found when officers executed search warrants at addresses, storage containers and other lock-ups linked to members of the group.

In addition to the sentencing of Kitchen and Marshall six other gang members, all from Leeds, were sentenced.

Dominic Bailey, 30, was jailed for four years and six month for his part in the conspiracy.

Jade Brannan, 29, was sentenced to six months for the conspiracy and given to two years and six months for possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

Liam Bellwood, 33, was jailed for four years and four months for the conspiracy and for the robbery of a woman in October 2018.

Shane Henriques, 30, was sentenced to 19 months.

Benjamin McCarron, 31, was given an 18-month suspended sentence and Kieran Smith, 28, was sentenced to two years for the conspiracy.

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Dominic Bailey, 30, (left) was jailed for four years and six month for his part in the conspiracy.

Jade Brannan, 29, (right) was sentenced to six months for the conspiracy and given to two years and six months for possession of cocaine with intent to supply

Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop

Liam Bellwood, 33, (left) was jailed for four years and four months for the conspiracy and for the robbery of a woman. Shane Henriques, 30, (right) was sentenced to 19 months

Shocking moment bungling ram raider slams truck into jewellery shop

Kieran Smith (pictured) was sentenced to two years for the conspiracy

Inspector Mick Preston, who led the investigation, said: ‘The ringleaders of this group are prolific criminals with long offending histories who have been negative role models of the worst kind in their communities over a number of years.

‘As these offences clearly illustrate, they are motivated purely by greed and care nothing for the harm and fear their behaviour causes to their victims.

‘We hope the significant prison sentences they have received will help to reassure their victims and the wider community, and also send a warning to others who think they can commit serious crimes such as these without having to face the consequences.’

 

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