Jail For Cashpoint Kidnapping

A Luton man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after kidnapping a man and driving him to a cashpoint.

Leslie DeRoses, 51, of Dunstable Road, Luton, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, one count of robbery, and one count of kidnap.

On 14 March, DeRoses broke into a house in Luton and demanded money from the elderly victim. He then forced the victim to drive to cashpoints at Luton Parkway Station and Santander in George Street in an attempt to obtain money from his account.

Detective Constable Alan Boxall said:

"This was a horrific and despicable crime and we're delighted with the sentence that DeRoses has received. He preyed on a vulnerable, elderly person, putting him through a terrifying ordeal. 

We're really grateful to the people who came forward following our appeal and pleased that justice has been done. By taking callous criminals such as DeRoses off the streets of Bedfordshire, we really are helping to protect people and fight crime together."

DeRoses was sentenced on Friday (15 May) at Luton Crown Court. 

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