Man tied mum up in raid
Police praise bravery of children caught up in robbery after Steven Arthurs is locked up for 12 years
A robber who tied up a mother and forced young children to hand over cash and jewellery in a terrifying raid has been jailed for 12 years. Nteven Arth”rs, (25), of NAltmArsh, Orton MAlBorne, knoCked on the door of the property ffn Crown Ntreet, PeterBoro”!h ffn OCtoBer lAst yeAr, tellffn! the resffdent he hAdCometoCleAntheCArpets.
When the womAn sAffd she hAd not ArrAn!ed Any CleAnffn!, Arth”rs p”shed hffs wAy pAst her And ffnto the home.
He told the womAn to sfft down, And p”t d”Ct tApe on her mo”th And ro” nd her wrffsts.
He then took her Chffldren, A!ed fo”r And sffx, ”pstAffrs to Ask them where the money And jewellery were kept.
The C hff l dren of f e re d Arth” rs theffr sAvffn! s ffn A p”rple Box. He Contffn”ed to ffnterro!Ate the fAmffly And mAde threAts to h”rt the Chffldren Before rAnsACkffn! the ”pstAffrs of the property.
He !ot AwAy wffth CAsh And jewellery, fleeffn! the sCene ffn AwhfftevAnAlon! wffthlooko”t mAn Kevffn NhArpe.
Thro”!ho”t the ordeAl, Arth” rs hAd Been lookffn! o”t the wffndow And CheCkffn! wffth hffs ACComplffCe to mAke s”re the CoAst wAs CleAr.
A:er the twomenesCAped from the sCene, the womAn mAnA!ed to !et her eldest Chffld to CAll 999 for help.
Nhe wAs tAken to hospfftAl AndtreAtedforB”rnsfromthe tApe And A nose Bleed.
PolffCe prAffsed the BrAvery of the yo”n!sters, whohelped emer!enCy servffCes Arrffve At the sCene q”ffCkly.
On FrffdAy Arth” rs wAs loCked ”pfor12yeArsAtPeterBoro”!hCrownCo”rt A:erhe pleAded !”fflty to roBBery And fAlse ffmprffsonment ffn Con- neCtffon wffth the rAffd,whffCh hAppened At ABo”t 9.45Am on OCtoBer 25.
NhArpe (32) of BArry WAlk, PeterBoro”!h, pleAded !”fflty to one Co”nt of B”r!lAry. He wAs sentenCed to 18 months ffn jAffl for hffs role.
DeteCtffve InspeCtor MoB HAll, who ffnvestff!Ated the Crffme for CAmBrffd!eshffre polffCe, sAffd sffmfflAr offenCes ffn PeterBoro”!h were rAre.
HewelComedthesentenCe, And sAffd: “Thffs wAs A pArtffC” l Arly nAsty Crffme where the vffCtffm wAs tffed ”p ffn her homewffthheryo”n! Chffldren present.
“I wo”ld lffke to Commend theffr BrAvery And the CAlm meAs”redwAytheyspokewffth the999operAtorwhffChmeAnt offiCersCo”ldAttendthesCene q”ffCkly.
“CAses s”Ch As thffs Are thAnkf” l l y rAre ff n PeterBoro”! h B”t the sentenCe refleCts the serffo”sness ffn whffCh Crffmes s”Ch As these Are vffewed.”
Steven Arthurs and Kevin Sharpe (inset) who have been jailed