A five-man robbery gang who broke into the mansion of Leicester City player, Demarai Gray, have been jailed for a total of 85 years.
Gray was at training but his partner Emma Hickman was at home with the couple’s six-week-old baby boy when the robbers burst into the property last March. The fearful incident made Hickman move out after the robbers made away with £24,000 in cash and jewellery.
A Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday heard how the robbers which included a father and son had been involved in a string of raids across the West Midland in the last six months. They were jailed for a combined 85 years by the court.
Hickman told jurors: ‘I was asleep when someone came into my bedroom.
‘I had no idea until I saw the man with the knife. I had no clothes on and I remained underneath the sheets.
‘They told me not to move and they said, ‘Where’s the money and the jewellery’. I let them know the money was in the left-side drawer. ‘They all had weapons on them.
‘One of them had an orange machete, it was like a sword.’
They trapped Miss Hickman in her bedroom before swiping a Rolex watch and the keys to Gray’s Mercedes, which was not there as he was at training.
CCTV footage captured the balaclava-clad thugs pacing past a framed football shirt in the hallway of the gated property.
Ms. Hickman said in a court statement: ‘They made a comment that my boyfriend was ‘a gangbanger’ and asked what time he was back.