£40 million Graff diamond heist 21 year prison sentence

Crime Desk

The Crown Prosecution Service and the Metropolitan Police have successfully convicted Craig Calderwood for his part in the robbery of Graff Jewellers in Mayfair in August 2009, with the judge in the case at Woolwich Crown Court handing out a 21 year prison sentence.

Between 3 August and 7 August 2009 conspired together with others to rob Graff Jewellers
Sentenced to 16 years.

On 6 August 2009 at Graff Jewellers, at the time of committing an offence specified in Schedule One to the Firearms Act 1968, namely robbery, had in your possession a firearm, namely a handgun Sentenced to five years.

Both sentencing are to run concurrently with a total 21 years.

DCI Pam Mace, leading the investigation said; ‘This latest conviction is a successful conclusion to this part of what remains an ongoing investigation. I’d like to thank all the victims and witnesses who supported us throughout this prosecution despite the fact that it has meant reliving this violent incident.

‘We have always said these individuals were recruited by others to commit the actual robbery. I would like to use this opportunity to remind anyone, including people from the criminal fraternity, that there is a reward of one million pounds for information given in connection with the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible, and the recovery of the stolen property. This is offered by Tyler and Company on behalf of the interested insurers.

‘ I urge anyone who has any information about this robbery, the organisers of it, the motor bike rider or the whereabouts of the jewellery to please call us on 020 8247 4804, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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