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Crayford men jailed for Sittingbourne Rolex robbery

PUBLISHED: 10:31 20 May 2013

Jimmy Marney

Jimmy Marney

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Two Crayford men have been jailed after pleading guilty to stealing two Rolex watches worth up to £15,000.

Harry Dunham, 26, of Maiden Lane and Jimmy Marney, 28, of Station Road, were both sentenced to two years in prison at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday.

The pair targeted Battrum & Sons Jewellers in Sittingbourne High Street on March 7 this year.

They were arrested just over an hour after the robbery in Lowfield Street, Dartford.

Dunham stole the watches after enquiring to the shopkeeper about them and Marney acted as the getaway driver, parking the car in a nearby alleyway.

The police traced them using the ANPR computer system and both men were charged and remanded the following day (March 8).

Investigating officer Det Con Kathryn Lumsden-Earle, of Kent Police, said: “This was a really good result in which Dunham and Marney were arrested in Dartford just over an hour after they had committed the offence in Sittingbourne. Within a 24 hour period the pair were both charged and have now received a custodial sentence.

“I would like to praise the witness who had the speed of thought to realise that something was awry and managed to take down the vehicle registration. That proved vital in this case as we were able to track down the car, locate the two offenders and made two swift arrests.

“The message here is simple: if you commit offences we will use all tools available to us to locate you and bring you to justice.”

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