8 Years In Prison For Armed Raid In Poole

A 20 year old man has been given eight years in prison after admitting being involved in an armed raid on a Poole jewellery store.

It happened at 10.55am on Tuesday 11th September 2012 at Forum Jewellers on Lower Blandford Road.

Staff were held at gunpoint while thousands of pounds worth of watches and rings were taken.

A gang left the scene in a dark coloured Chrysler car which was found abandoned in Lytham Road, Broadstone.

20 year old Oladapo Obadare of no fixed address was arrested in London on Friday September the 28th and pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court to being involved in the raid.

He was sentenced on Thursday 8th NovemberImposing an eight-year sentence, with an extended four-year licence period, Judge Samuel Wiggs told Obadare: 

"Five people went into the jewellery shop and caused terror; somebody had either a firearm or an imitation firearm. You attacked the cabinets and £40,000 worth of jewellery was stolen which has not been recovered."