A BURGLAR has been jailed for 11 years after he was found guilty of an aggravated break-in involving a hammer and an axe in Northwood.
Nichail Sixto, 25, had knocked at the front door purporting to deliver a pizza at 9.20pm on February 24 last year.
He and two others, who remain unidentified, forced their way in after a resident opened the door. The assailants were carrying a hammer and an axe and also intimating that they were in possession of a firearm.
Three victims were forced to sit in one room where they were kept under guard while the other two suspects stole electrical items valued at £1,000.
Forensic examinations led to the identification of Sixto of Bletchley, Milton Keynes. He was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on January 25, following his conviction on December 15.
Detective Sergeant Jim Barry said: “It is rare for crimes of this nature to occur and this conviction demonstrates the police determination to ensure these offenders are brought to justice and the people of Hillingdon are protected.
“This crime was extremely emotional for the victims and I thank them for there continued support. I hope that this conviction goes someway in assisting them to forget about that awful night.”
Borough Commander for Hillingdon, Julian Worker, added: “Gun crime in Hillingdon is thankfully low, however, we will never be complacent.”
Anyone with information about the other two men can call Hillingdon Police on 020 8246 1437 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.