Man jailed after robbery in Nazeing park

Crime / Sat 26th Jun 2021 at 09:12am

A MAN has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after robbing a stranger of his belongings in a Nazeing park.

At around 6pm on 9 April 2019, the victim, a man in his 20s, was stopped on his e-scooter at the entry to Clayton Hill Park.

He was threatened by a someone he did not know, who would later be identified as 34-year-old local Daryl Burrell, and forced to hand over his belongings.

Burrell then intimidated the victim into getting into his car, in the hope of stealing more money from him at his home address. Once the victim had given directions to his house, he went inside and told his parents what had happened.

Burrell was arrested by our colleagues in Hertfordshire Constabulary officers four days later. Essex Police had started a foot-chase before requesting assistance from our colleagues across the border and from the National

Police Air Service helicopter, who located Burrell hiding under a garden table in Graham Road. He’d jumped out of a moving car on Station Road a short time earlier to evade police.

Whilst in custody, officers confiscated a silver necklace, a Gucci bag and some engraved Apple Airpods, all matching the descriptions of stolen property provided by the victim a few nights before.

They also recovered the e-scooter from Burrell’s car.

Burrell, of Nazeing Road, entered a guilty plea to one count of robbery at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday 21 June. He was sentenced to four-and-a-half years for the offence.

There was no evidence offered against his partner, 31-year-old Amber Kay, of The Four Tubs in Bushey. She will face no further action.   

Investigating officer, Sergeant Jamie Dawson, said: “Burrell’s actions have left a lasting impact on the victim, who has suffered crippling anxiety as a result of this robbery.
“I’d like to thank him – and his parents – for their dignity and bravery throughout this investigation. Teams of officers have worked together to get this outcome, and Burrell thought he could evade us, but we’ve proved him wrong.
“No one should feel as threatened as the victim did that night – although these crimes can be scary to talk about, if you’re a victim of a robbery, I’d urge you to report it to us. You can do this on our website, or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.”

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