Three Members of Littleport Family Plead Guilty to String of Armed Robberies
MEMBERS of a Littleport family accused of committing more than 25 armed robberies across the East of England appeared in court on Friday. The gang of four pleaded guilty to a string of armed attacks, carried out over a period of five months between Augus
MEMBERS of a Littleport family accused of committing more than 25 armed robberies across the East of England appeared in court on Friday.
The gang of four pleaded guilty to a string of armed attacks, carried out over a period of five months between August 2007 and January this year. Targets included rural post offices, and addresses in Upwell and Southery. Some were as far away as Oxfordshire and even a bowls club was targeted.
James Curtis, 47, of Millfield in Littleport and his son James Walter, 25, also of Millfield, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robberies and conspiracy to commit burglaries at Norwich Crown Court, alongside Charles Lee, 44, of Great Gidding, in Huntingdonshire.
Mark Curtis, also of Millfield who was just 17 at the time of the offences, admitted conspiracy to commit armed robberies.
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All four men were remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a date yet to be set.
The maximum sentence term for armed robbery is life imprisonment.
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