BRUTAL PORSCHE GANG JAILED
GARAGE BOSS ATTACKED WITH MACHETE
A MANCHESTER gang involved in a robbery where a garage boss was pistol-whipped and gagged for rare Porsche parts have been jailed.
The armed robbery was carried out at a garage in Leeds in September 2015.
The garage owner was repairing a red Porsche Carrera GT, valued between £600,000 and £800,000, when he was targeted.
A man called Fazal Wahseem had taken ownership of a number of parts for the Porsche in settlement of a debt owed by the previous owner.
Wahseem and another man, Owen Walcott, visited the premises earlier that month to arrange selling the parts to the car’s existing owner.
They became aware of where Porsche parts were being stored.
Shortly after 3.30pm on Saturday, September 26, two other men visited the workshop and asked about the cost of a car repair.
They returned to a parked white van, which was seen on CCTV driving back and forth waiting for the area to clear.
The van then reversed up to the roller door of the unit.
The two men entered and confronted the victim.
One pointed a gun at his head and threatened him, demanding ‘the red parts.’ The victim was pushed back onto an office chair and his hands bound with cable ties.
He was pistol-whipped about the head, causing injuries and was struck with a machete, causing a deep laceration to his left side.
The pair loaded Porsche parts, worth £140,000, into the van and left.
The vehicle, which was later recovered in Manchester, had been on false plates at the time of the offence.
Enquiries showed the van had been hired by Owen Walcott.
Further enquiries linked Walcott and Wahseem to the offence, along with Walcott’s brother Harry Mahoney.
Detectives then linked three others, Jenna Davies, her cousin Mark Davies and Kai Kennedy, to the robbery.
All six were charged to appear at Leeds Magistrates in November 2018 but Walcott and Wahseem failed to attend and went on the run.
Walcott was located in Bulgaria and arrested by Bulgarian police and extradited back to the UK in April this year.
Wahseem, from Sheffield, is still wanted by police.
The case appeared at Leeds Crown Court for trial in September this year.
Mark Davies pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery, along with Section 20 assault and possession of an imitation firearm.
Davies, 36, of Pendragon Place, Failsworth, was sentenced to 13 years for the robbery conspiracy, with concurrent terms of 43 months and 16 months respectively for the firearm and assault offences.
Walcott, Kennedy and Jenna Davies pleaded not guilty but were convicted following a trial.
Kennedy, 22, of Brewster Street, Harpurhey, was given 12 years and six months for the conspiracy with concurrent terms of 11 years for Section 18 assault and six months for possession of an offensive weapon.
Mahoney 28, of Moorfield Drive, Hyde, was sentenced to ten years and nine months after admitting a conspiracy charge.
Davies, 34, of Moorfield Drive, Hyde, was jailed for six years and Walcott, 42, of Kingsbridge Road, Manchester, was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment after admitting the same offence at Leeds Crown Court.