West Norwood thief behind bars after robbing family in their own home


Jordan Findlay was jailed for more than 14 years.


By Douglas Patient

A West Norwood man was jailed for more than 14 years on Wednesday after attacking and robbing a family in their own home.

Jordan Findlay, 20, of Ullswater Road, was sentenced on Wednesday at Inner London Crown Court for aggravated burglary, firearms and drug offences.

The incident happened in April 2012 when he and three other men forced entry into a York Hill home and threatened the four occupants inside while robbing the property.

Acting Detective Inspector David Bowen, Trident Gang Crime Command said: “This was a violent and traumatic attack on the victims in their own home. 

“Findlay is a dangerous individual who will no doubt have gone on to commit further acts of violence.

“This sentence should send a clear message that Trident officers are committed to pursuing and placing those involved in gang-related crime before the courts.”

Findlay admitted the offences at earlier hearings in March and November this year at the same court, and received 14 years and nine months for aggravated burglary.

The gang, wearing balaclavas, gloves and dark clothing, forced entry through the front door. They threatened the occupants with a knife and a handgun, and stole a TV, Sony PlayStation and £500 in cash.

All four victims did not require hospital treatment, although police said they were traumatised by the ordeal and were later being re-housed for their safety. A search of Findlay’s home address discovered around £2,000 in cash and a stash of crack cocaine and Diamorphine. Officers are seeking the other three men involved.

Anyone with information can call the police non-emergency line on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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