Bungling criminals guilty of kidnap and robbery in Petts Wood

Danny Crawley and David Moody were sentenced at Croydon Crown Court today

Danny Crawley and David Moody were sentenced at Croydon Crown Court today

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Two bungling criminals have been found guilty of kidnap and robbery after a carjacking in Petts Wood last year.

Danny Crawley, 33, from Sutton, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court today to eight years in prison.

David Moody, 40, of Godstow Road, Greenwich, was jailed for six years.

The two kidnapped Charles Warr in Station Square on October 30 and robbed him of a £75,000 Aston Martin Vantage car, a Rolex watch and £100 cash.

Mr Warr said he was approached by the pair, who were brandishing broken bottles, at around 8pm after a haircut at Millers Gentleman's Grooming.

The 22-year-old said: "I was ushered into the car. I didn't want to get stabbed so I was doing what they told me to do.

"The older man got in the passenger's seat and held a bottle to me. The younger man ran round and jumped on his lap.

"He was shouting at me, pushing the bottle at me. There were a lot of threats of stabbing me. He said things like 'I'll open you up'."

Mr Warr said he was then driven around south-east London at speeds of up to 100mph while the pair tried to buy drugs and alcohol.

He said: "The younger man started driving. He was driving like a lunatic, he nearly killed us.

"He was driving well above the speed limit, he was driving at 100 miles an hour, crashing into the curb. He couldn't control the car at all.

"They didn't seem to have reason behind having me in the car, they didn't really seem to know where they were going and they were stinking of alcohol."

Eventually Mr Warr got away when the pair stopped to buy alcohol in Thamesmead.

He said: "He (the driver) had been complaining about the seat being too far forward so I told him if you need to adjust the seat look down the side.

"There was nothing there. I hit him three times in the face, jumped out the car and ran and called the police.

"The whole thing shook me up quite a lot for quite a few months.”

Moody was identified through CCTV at BP petrol station in Mottingham and arrested.

Crawley was arrested later.

The Aston Martin has not been found.

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8:52am Fri 30 May 14

marc8888 says...

A couple of lowlifes if ever there were, but how does a 22 year old buy & insure a car like that, have a Rolex etc?
A couple of lowlifes if ever there were, but how does a 22 year old buy & insure a car like that, have a Rolex etc? marc8888
  • Score: -18

10:53am Fri 30 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

marc8888 wrote:
A couple of lowlifes if ever there were, but how does a 22 year old buy & insure a car like that, have a Rolex etc?
Would you like me to draw you a picture ?

Dohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!
[quote][p][bold]marc8888[/bold] wrote: A couple of lowlifes if ever there were, but how does a 22 year old buy & insure a car like that, have a Rolex etc?[/p][/quote]Would you like me to draw you a picture ? Dohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !! Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 14

11:45am Fri 30 May 14

marc8888 says...

Please.....!
Please.....! marc8888
  • Score: -14

12:12pm Fri 30 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Hold on I'm trying to find my grandkids crayons for you.

;)
Hold on I'm trying to find my grandkids crayons for you. ;) Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 14

2:42pm Fri 30 May 14

the wall says...

marc8888 wrote:
A couple of lowlifes if ever there were, but how does a 22 year old buy & insure a car like that, have a Rolex etc?
Where does it say he bought the car?

You make a lot of ASSumption. Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
[quote][p][bold]marc8888[/bold] wrote: A couple of lowlifes if ever there were, but how does a 22 year old buy & insure a car like that, have a Rolex etc?[/p][/quote]Where does it say he bought the car? You make a lot of ASSumption. Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. the wall
  • Score: -4

8:36pm Fri 30 May 14

nova123 says...

The pair responsible for this nasty attack are low life, scrounging scum,
The pair responsible for this nasty attack are low life, scrounging scum, nova123
  • Score: -3

9:50am Sun 1 Jun 14

Blondegirl says...

He's a city broker who has done well for himself. That's how he afforded it. Although I'm sure the point of the article was (and compassion should lay around) the fact he was kidnapped and robbed rather than how he acquired his belongings. Must have been pretty terrifying and no one deserves that.
He's a city broker who has done well for himself. That's how he afforded it. Although I'm sure the point of the article was (and compassion should lay around) the fact he was kidnapped and robbed rather than how he acquired his belongings. Must have been pretty terrifying and no one deserves that. Blondegirl
  • Score: 1

8:35pm Sun 1 Jun 14

marc8888 says...

Must have been terrifying..... yes. At that age I was a graduate with a knackered old car living in a shabby rented house... But I wasn't a broker. Cannot imagine what the insurance would be on that car at that age.... but I guess if you are on half a mill or so.... and also with a Rolie.... so what? Money is falling from the sky... They sure were idiots who tried to nick his car... like they could get away with it....
Must have been terrifying..... yes. At that age I was a graduate with a knackered old car living in a shabby rented house... But I wasn't a broker. Cannot imagine what the insurance would be on that car at that age.... but I guess if you are on half a mill or so.... and also with a Rolie.... so what? Money is falling from the sky... They sure were idiots who tried to nick his car... like they could get away with it.... marc8888
  • Score: 0

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