Man jailed for 11 years for aggravated burglary – Nuneaton
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A man has been sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment after he was convicted of an aggravated burglary in Nuneaton.
Ricky Aucott, 32, of no fixed abode, was found guilty following a trial at Warwick Crown Court and was sentenced last week.
The offence took place in the early hours of 14 October 2020 at a house in Ivanhoe Avenue.
Aucott rang the front door bell and when the victim – a man in his 70s – answered he forced his way in. This caused the victim to fall over.
While the victim was on the floor Aucott threatened him with a claw hammer demanding to know where his money was.
The ordeal lasted around 10 minutes before Aucott fled the scene with cigarettes when the victim pressed a panic alarm.
Aucott was identified as a suspect after CCTV placed him in the area around the time of the incident and he matched the description given by the victim.
Aucott’s DNA was taken from the doorbell and he was also positively identified in an ID parade.
Despite the weight of evidence against him, Aucott denied the offence in interview and in court.
Following his conviction he was sentenced to 11 years’ in prison with a further three years being served on licence.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Jeni-Leigh Gore from Nuneaton Proactive CID said: “Aucott is clearly an extremely dangerous offender who subjected a vulnerable man to a terrifying ordeal.
“Despite the weight of evidence against him, Aucott subjected the victim to a trial and has shown no remorse for his actions. I am pleased he has been given this lengthy custodial sentence as a result.
“I would like to praise the victim who has shown great bravery in supporting this investigation and ensuring Aucott pays for his crimes.”