Fishponds duo jailed after ransacking OAP’s home and stealing her jewellery

Leroy Wall

Leroy Wall

Two Fishponds men who ransacked the home of an elderly woman and stole her jewellery have been jailed.

Leroy Wall, 24, and his cousin John Wall, 19, both of Grove Road, were sentenced to 22 months and 16 months respectively when they appeared at Bristol Crown Court on 22nd August.

They had been remanded in custody since their arrests in May.

A boy involved in the same incident at Dunford Road, Windmill Hill, in April, is already serving a sentence in a youth offenders’ institution.

Detective Constable Katie Burchill, from Bristol’s Priority Crime Team, said: “Not only did these men totally ransack the elderly woman’s home, but she actually returned to find them coming out of her back door clutching her jewellery box.

“When she challenged them, they pushed her out of the way and ran off.  Luckily, she wasn’t physically hurt, but she lost jewellery with huge sentimental value.

“Hopefully, it’s a real comfort to her to know that all three involved are now locked up.”