St Neots: Three Jailed For Robbery Plot

Three men who were planning an armed raid of a St Neots store have been jailed for a total of more than 14 years.

Liam Darrington, 19 and Elnan Noval, 20, recruited Benjamin Hall, 20, who worked at the One Stop shop in Berkley Street, Eynesbury, and plotted to rob the store at gunpoint. 

However, despite repeated attempts, the gang never carried out the planned hold-up. 

Two men with a holdall and a gun were caught on CCTV loitering outside the shop on July 28th. The men tried again the following day before making a third attempt to carry out the raid on August 4th, two masked men were caught on that occasion.

When the men returned on the morning of August 9th, they were spotted by a concerned member of the public who called police. 

Officers headed to the scene and stopped their car. They found a robbery ‘kit', including balaclavas, paintball guns, an imitation firearm and a knife. Hall and Noval were arrested, but Darrington managed to run off. He was arrested two days later.

Darrington, of The Broad Walk, Eynesbury, and Hall, of Whitehall Walk, St Neots, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

Darrington also admitted escaping from lawful custody.

Noval, of Andrew Road, Eynesbury, admitted conspiracy but denied the firearms charge, however was convicted following a trial.

Noval was jailed for five-and-a-half years, Hall was locked up for four years and eight months and Darrington was sentenced to four years.

Elnan Novall  Ben Hall  Liam Darrington

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Club Classics with Roberto

9pm - 1am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Club Classics with Roberto

On TV: Christmas Hits: Guess The Year

12am - 2am

Watch heart TV

  • Spice Girls Goodbye

    00:14

    iTunes

  • Boney M Mary's Boy Child

    00:06

    iTunes

  • The Darkness Christmas Time

    00:03

    iTunes

  • Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone

    00:00

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart Cambridgeshire on Twitter