Trio jailed for armed raid on Holland on Sea post office

Gazette: Jailed: Carl Pinches Jailed: Carl Pinches

THREE men from Clacton have been jailed for a total of nine years following an armed robbery at a post office in Holland-on-Sea.

Kenny Aldred, 19, of Sladburys Lane, Scott Warner, 24, of Wellesley Road and Carl Pinches, 26, of Maldon Way, raided the Stratford Road post office on October 3.

The gang threatened a female member of staff with a handgun and forced her to hand over a four-figure sum of cash.

Aldred was arrested two days later and charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

He was jailed for three years yesterday at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Warner was charged with robbery, possession of class A drugs and possession of an imitation firearm.

Pinches was charged with possession of an imitation firearm, taking a motor vehicle without consent and driving without a licence.

Both were jailed for three years.

Det Sgt Jules Cole, of Clacton CID, said: "This was a good investigation by the team at Clacton CID, supported by firearms officers, who located and arrested the suspects.

"These criminals have now been sent to prison and we are pleased that these men, who were prepared to carry a firearm to commit robbery, have been taken off the streets of Clacton."

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1:04pm Tue 11 Dec 12

jammin says...

I bet their parents are really proud of them. Such upstanding citizens.
I bet their parents are really proud of them. Such upstanding citizens. jammin

2:30pm Tue 11 Dec 12

wormshero says...

Three years for robbing a bank with a gun (imitation or not) seems a little bit lenient to me.
Three years for robbing a bank with a gun (imitation or not) seems a little bit lenient to me. wormshero

6:50pm Tue 11 Dec 12

peanuts68 says...

scumbags
scumbags peanuts68

11:26pm Tue 11 Dec 12

rousos says...

I think they should have got at least double that as they probably be out in 18mths but I bet the staff from that post office never get over it. !!
I think they should have got at least double that as they probably be out in 18mths but I bet the staff from that post office never get over it. !! rousos

11:27pm Tue 11 Dec 12

barry79 says...

if that is the price then depends what they got away with cos wih good beaviour etc they could be out in 2 years or less so if they managed to hide it an got say even 10k each they get rent free 2 years all food go study something we would have to pay for, then get preferential treatment so they aint "dscriminated" against on release with a tidy lil bunce stashed away
if that is the price then depends what they got away with cos wih good beaviour etc they could be out in 2 years or less so if they managed to hide it an got say even 10k each they get rent free 2 years all food go study something we would have to pay for, then get preferential treatment so they aint "dscriminated" against on release with a tidy lil bunce stashed away barry79

12:42pm Wed 12 Dec 12

............... says...

people need to get there facts right before they start passing judgement as 1 of them didnt even do it just a case of wrong place at wrong time n was dragged into something they had no idea was going on
people need to get there facts right before they start passing judgement as 1 of them didnt even do it just a case of wrong place at wrong time n was dragged into something they had no idea was going on ...............

9:49pm Wed 12 Dec 12

eeyorelover22 says...

one of them boys used to be horrible to me at school, knew he would not last long until he was in prison !!!! Cant believe people do this, clacton is too bad at the moment, too much crime !!!
one of them boys used to be horrible to me at school, knew he would not last long until he was in prison !!!! Cant believe people do this, clacton is too bad at the moment, too much crime !!! eeyorelover22

9:54am Thu 13 Dec 12

22EssexMale says...

............... wrote:
people need to get there facts right before they start passing judgement as 1 of them didnt even do it just a case of wrong place at wrong time n was dragged into something they had no idea was going on
Which 1 of the 3 is innocent then? If you don't tell anyone how do you expect people to know?

Anyway, how did these guys get caught??
[quote][p][bold]...............[/bold] wrote: people need to get there facts right before they start passing judgement as 1 of them didnt even do it just a case of wrong place at wrong time n was dragged into something they had no idea was going on[/p][/quote]Which 1 of the 3 is innocent then? If you don't tell anyone how do you expect people to know? Anyway, how did these guys get caught?? 22EssexMale

3:20pm Sun 16 Dec 12

rousos says...

courts don't charge people without good reason !!!! If 1 is innocent they should appeal .Well done to police for getting them so quickly .!!!
courts don't charge people without good reason !!!! If 1 is innocent they should appeal .Well done to police for getting them so quickly .!!! rousos

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