A man from Greenwich has been jailed for eight years after he burgled a family at gun point.
Chino Parkinson, aged 22 (b.05.09.96) from Granite Street appeared at the Old Bailey yesterday (Thursday, January 31) where he was found guilty of aggravated burglary.
The court heard on Monday, August 20 just after midnight, three men entered a family home in Tottenham, rounded them up into the living room and pointed a gun at two adults as they demanded cash. Two children, aged six and ten, witnessed the terrifying ordeal.
After searching the property, the suspects fled empty-handed but threatened to come back the next day.
Parkinson was identified as a suspect after police found a finger print in a plastic box in the bedroom. He was arrested on Wednesday, August 22, and charged the same day.
The other two suspects are still at large and police are appealing for help that could lead to their arrests.
Detective Constable Stacey Cooper said: “This was a horrific case, with two young children exposed to a group of armed men with a gun.
“Despite the overwhelming forensic evidence in this case the defendant continued to protest his innocence.
“I truly hope the conclusion of proceedings helps the victims to move on with their lives and put this ordeal behind them.”
Anyone with information should call 101 or speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.