Armed Gang Jailed For 64-years

20 July 2018, 15:00 | Updated: 20 July 2018, 15:49

Four masked men who raided Michael Spiers jewellery shop have been jailed for more than 64 years.

The eastern European gang wearing balaclavas took 2 minutes to take nearly £1 million of jewels and watches from a shop in Truro. 

The haul has never been recovered. 

All of the men who entered the shop are from Lithuania and arrived in the UK for the heist. 

On January 10th 2018 four Lithuanian men entered the store in Lemon Quay armed with a imitation gun, pepper spray and crowbars. 

The men ran out of the store and drove to Garras Wharf car park where they switched cars before fleeing the city. 

Two were arrested at Launceston later that day.

At Truro Crown Court on July 19 2018, plot masterminds Andrius Buinevicius and Gytis Inokaitis were jailed for 16 and 13 years respectively. 

They recruited the other men and brought them into the UK at Bristol and Luton airports. 

Noting Haroldas Ivanovas' age and previous good character the 20-year old was sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute.

Rogertas Slekaitis (25) and Tomas Bakierskis (24) were jailed for nine and a half years and 28-year old Saulius Mickus eight years. 

Latvian Agris Davidsonis, 30, of Petroc Court in Gunnislake, admitted perverting the course of justice.

All must serve half before they are eligible for release.