Machete pair who targeted security vans in Walsall, Cannock and Birmingham, jailed

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Two men who used a macheteĀ  to rob security vans in Walsall, Cannock and Birmingham have been jailed.

Adrian Treleven, 26, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Remelle Stewart, 18, of Church Vale, Handsworth Wood, was given five years.

Both of them pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery at earlier hearings at Birmingham Crown Court on September 3, 2020, and August 25, 2020, and were sentenced yesterday at the same court.

The charges covered three cash in transit robberies between January 24 and March 10, 2020, in Walsall, Sutton Coldfield and Cannock.

They targeted lone cash-in-transitĀ  security guards who were carrying large sums of money back to the van. They fled from the scenes empty-handed after the guards fought them off.

David Rouse of the CPS stated:

"The defendants carried out a deliberate pattern of serious offending in which they were prepared to use dangerous weapons to rob vulnerable security drivers, having scouted the locations of their offending beforehand. The prosecution team, built a strong case against the defendants to include vital CCTV footage and phone location evidence."