Jailed: Men who held motorcyclist at gun point in Romford and stole his bike
PUBLISHED: 10:01 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:08 18 June 2018
In June last year, a 25-year-old man was robbed of his Yamaha motorbike worth £9,000 just two hours after he had bought it.
Two men have been jailed after a man was held at gun point and his motorbike was stolen in Romford.
Leon Tyrrell, 23, of Alibon Road, Dagenham, and Casey O’Hare, 29, of Annalee Road, South Ockenden, both pleaded guilty to robbery and handling stolen goods.
Another man, Steven Russell, 27, of Heathway, Dagenham pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess a sawn-off shotgun and being concerned in the supply of class A controlled drugs.
All three men were all sentenced on Friday, June 15 at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
In June last year, on the A12 in Romford, a 25-year-old man had his Yamaha motorbike worth £9,000 stolen just two hours after he had bought it.
Tyrell and O’Hare, on a Triumph Daytona motorbike, had deliberately crashed into him and thrown him off his bike.
When he fought back a handgun was pointed at his head. The man then fled, allowing the pair to make off with his motorbike.
The day before the incident, police at Dagenham Heathway saw Tyrell and O’Hare arrive at a house on a Triumph Daytona motorbike.
Russell was seen letting them in, with Tyrell carrying a Sports Direct bag.
The pair then left on the motorbike less than a minute later.
The day after the robbery, police executed a firearms search at the Heathway address and in a downstairs cupboard they found two loaded sawn-off shotguns.
Both were in a Sports Direct bag.
They also found 27 shotgun cartridges in a safe and drugs in the loft.
Russell was arrested at the scene and Tyrell and O’Hare were later located and arrested.
While searching Tyrell’s home they found CS spray, cocaine and keys for an Audi A4 that had been stolen in November 2016.
The car was found close to the home of O’Hare’s girlfriend.
Tyrell was sentenced for two counts of possessing a sawn-off shotgun, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear, handling a stolen car and motorbike, robbery, possession of CS spray, possession of cocaine and driving whilst disqualified and with no insurance.
Tyrell, was sentenced to 15 years in prison along with Russell who was sentenced to 10 years and eight months in prison.
A third man, Casey O’Hare, of South Ockenden, was tried alongside the Dagenham pair and was also sentenced to eight years in prison.