Gang of intruders who subjected couple to terrifying ordeal are jailed

Paul Archer
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Three members of a gang who subjected a South Yorkshire couple to a terrifying ordeal as they robbed their home have been jailed.

Four intruders entered a home on Wilson Avenue in Penistone and threatened the homeowners with a baton and a knife while their baby daughter was asleep upstairs.

Thomas Revitt

Thomas Revitt

They restrained the male homeowner with handcuffs and searched the house, stealing items including a TV, laptop and iPhone.

The incident happened on March 16, 2013 and three of the intruders were jailed this week for a combined total of 32 years.

The trio were sent to prison after being found guilty of aggravated burglary at Sheffield Crown Court.

They were arrested following a police investigation, which is still ongoing in an attempt to find the other man involved.

Adam Hallgate

Adam Hallgate

Paul Archer, 30 of Barnsley Road, Cudworth was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Thomas Revitt, 23 of Barnsley Road, Cudworth and Adam Hallgate, 21 of Evelyn Terrace, Kendray, were both sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Police are still hunting the fourth man involved in the incident, which left the couple who lived in the property extremely shaken but uninjured.

Acting Detective Sergeant Chris Horsley, who led the investigation, welcomed the jail terms for the three men.

He said: “The sentence reflects the extremely shocking behaviour demonstrated by these men.

“The residents were subjected to a traumatic ordeal when the men broke into their home and made extremely violent threats.

“They have shown no remorse for the threats and demonstrated a complete lack of respect for the residents, their property and the law.

“I hope that the sentence today can help the family to move on after this ordeal.

“We are still making enquiries to identify a fourth man believed to be connected with the incident.

“If anyone has any information, please call police on 101 quoting incident number 1157 of 16 March 2013”.

Alternatively, to give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.