Five Men Jailed For 55 Years
Five men have been jailed for a combined total of over 55 years for their roles in an armed robbery in Carcroft.
Police were called at around 6.45am on Friday 27th December 2013 to the Carcroft Working Men's Club in Chestnut Avenue, after reports of an armed robbery, just a couple of hours after the club had closed following a staff Boxing Day party.
Three men broke into the living quarters of the club by throwing a brick through the window and threatened the residents with weapons including a screwdriver, a knife and what was believed to be shotgun.
They kept one resident in the bedroom with one robber, while two took the other resident to the safe where around £30,000 cash was stolen.
Shane Mark McMillan, 30, of Netherton Road, Worksop, Thomas Leonard Marvell, 27, of Vicars Walk, Worksop, and Nathan Robert Goudercourt, 20, of Barn Close, Worksop, all admitted their part in the robbery.
McMillan and Marvell pleaded guilty to charges of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm to commit robbery at hearings in 2014. They've been sentenced to 16 years each behind bars.
Goudercourt pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery. He's been jailed for ten years.
Paul Edward Creswick, 29, of Twentylands, Treeton, and Mark Eden, 44, of Sutton Road in Askern, Doncaster, also appeared at Sheffield Crown Court earlier this year in connection with the robbery, each charged with an offence of conspiracy to commit burglary. Eden also had an additional charge of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs.
Both pleaded guilty to the charges against them in February and at court today, Creswick was jailed for six years and nine months and Eden was jailed for six years and six months.
Investigating officer Detective Constable James Burton said: "This has been a lengthy investigation and I am thrilled with the sentences handed to these offenders.
"Our officers spent a considerable amount of time poring over CCTV footage and phone records to piece together this puzzle. The evidence demonstrated how Mark Eden and Creswick liaised closely with the trio of robbers in the hours before the act. All five are equally guilty for this pre-meditated and planned operation."