Edlington pair jailed for robbing man in his own home

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A terrified man lost his front teeth when he was butted during a violent robbery at his home in Doncaster.

The man was at his flat in Edlington when his former partner Roseena Lewis and her friend Paul Wood burst in and robbed him.

Sheffield Crown Court heard that while Wood attacked the 49-year-old victim, Lewis stole cash and a mobile phone.

Lewis, aged 41, of Beechwood Walk, Edlington admitted robbery and was jailed for four years and nine months.

Wood, aged 55, also of Beechwood Walk, Edlington, was convicted robbery and assault after a trial. He was jailed for five years, minus the 207 days he spent on bail with an electronic tag.

The court heard Lewis had been drinking with her former partner, who she had a grudge against, before leaving his flat.

She texted him and gave him the impression she was returning alone.

But Lewis went back to the flat carrying a 6in kitchen knife, along with Wood – who initially hid out of view so the man would open the door.

The court heard Wood punched and butted the terrified man while Lewis, holding a kitchen knife, stole money and a mobile phone.

The victim lost two front teeth and suffered bruising and swelling.

A victim impact statement which was read to the court said: “I am too frightened to answer my door because I am worried who is standing on the other side and what they will do.”

Robert Shaw, mitigating for Lewis, said Lewis, who has been in custody for more than a year, had never been in trouble with police before.

Tim Savage, defending Wood, said Wood has difficulties and relies heavily on his family to look after him and that his father had died the day before the robbery.

The court heard Wood and Lewis plan to move away from Doncaster on their release.

Mr Recorder Dean Kershaw said the robbery was pre-planned and he believed Lewis was the ‘ring leader’, but Wood was a ‘willing participant’.

He said: “The violence was serious.”