Hatton Garden raider gets extra 3 years for £1m heist at Clooney jewellers

Mail Online | 7/13/2018 | Amie Gordon For Mailonline
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One of the Hatton Garden raiders has penned a letter lamenting his 'sorrow and regret' over his life of crime as he was jailed for a £1m heist at Amal Clooney's wedding jewellers.

Danny Jones is serving a seven year jail sentence for the £14m raid on the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd over the 2015 Easter bank holiday.

Today - Years - Chatila - Flagship - Store

The 63-year-old was today jailed for an extra three years after he admitted burgling Chatila's flagship store in London's Mayfair in August 2010.

But as he was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court he gave a letter to the judge saying 'crime doesn't pay.'

Jones - Stole - £1m - Worth - Jewellery

Jones stole around £1m worth of jewellery, gems and watches from the Old Bond Street shop's display cabinets, as well as £45,000 in cash.

The family-owned firm, which owns a collection of rare and expensive gems and is popular with the world's rich and famous, was burgled over the 2010 bank holiday weekend, between 27 and 31 August.

International - Rights - Lawyer - Amal - Clooney

International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, 40, wore a pair of Chatila-crafted pearl and diamond earrings when she married George Clooney in 2014.

Prosecutor Philip Stott told the court four men wearing high visibility jackets gained access to the communal area of the building, went down through a lift shaft into the basement and attempted to drill into the main safe at the back of the premises.

Jewellery - Stones - £40m

Had they been successful they could have netted jewellery and precious stones worth £40m.

A glove was later found in the alarm room by an electrician and a 'partial' DNA match to Jones was discovered, but the technology in 2010 was not sufficient to pursue him.

Sample - Hatton - Garden - Raid - Technology

The sample was re-analysed after the Hatton Garden raid and newer technology was able to pinpoint Jones' DNA.

Jones' life of crime dates back to 1973 and in July 1982, he was jailed for six years...
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