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Dartford teenager jailed for five years for aggravated burglary

PUBLISHED: 13:44 29 April 2016 | UPDATED: 13:44 29 April 2016

Jordan Hold was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on April 25

Jordan Hold was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on April 25

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Jordan Holt tied up his victims before stealing thousands of pounds worth of belongings

A teenager from Dartford has been jailed for more than five years after pleading guilty to aggravated burglary.

Seventeen-year-old Jordan Holt tied up his elderly victims before stealing thousands of pounds worth of their belongings during the incident at a property on Birchwood Road on September 25 last year.

Together with an unknown accomplice, Holt smashed his way through a glass door at the rear of the property while the occupants, a man and a woman in their 80s, were downstairs in the kitchen.

With his hood up covering his face, Holt demanded the pair get on the ground. He then forced their heads against the floor, telling them not to look, and tied their hands together using teatowels and tights he found in the kitchen.

He then stole a Rolex watch from the man’s wrist, before tying his ankles together and dragging him into a separate room, away from the woman.

Holding a knife, Holt demanded to know the whereabouts of the keys to the Jaguar XFR parked on the drive.

He took the keys out of the man’s pocket and rummaged through the woman’s handbag, stealing cash, before fleeing in the car.

The victims managed to free themselves after being left tied up.

Detectives carried out extensive enquiries and reviewed CCTV footage in a bid to trace the stolen vehicle and identify the suspects. Holt was forensically linked to the scene and subsequently arrested on December 15, 2015, before being charged the next day. The second suspect remains outstanding.

Holt pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary at Maidstone Crown Court on February 1, and on April 25 he was sentenced to five years and four months in prison.

Detective constable Robin Hemsley, investigating officer at Kent Police, said: “Holt not only broke into someone’s home and stole thousands of pounds worth of property, but he threatened the occupants with a knife and tied their hands together. This was a terrifying incident for the victims. It happened in their home, a place where they should be able to feel safe.

“Due to the extensive enquiries officers carried out at the property, we forensically placed Holt at the scene of the crime and he admitted the offence at court. The public can now be rest assured that Holt is spending a considerable amount of time behind bars.”

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