The Daily Telegraph

Two men jailed after cryptocurr­ency raid

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Two raiders who forced their victims to open cryptocurr­ency accounts at gunpoint to try to covertly transfer stolen funds have been jailed.

Jordan Barrett, 23, and Ted Richards, 24, stormed into a house in Carlisle, Cumbria, in February 2020, one holding a starter pistol and the other a knife. The victims’ personal details, including photos and identifica­tion, were then used to try to send £3,500 to a cryptocurr­ency account.

At Carlisle Crown Court yesterday, Judge Nicholas Barker sentenced Richards, of Empire Square, Southwark, London, to six years in prison and Barrett to six years and nine months.

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