ARMED burglars who threatened a victim in Stuart Way, Windsor before stealing cash have been jailed for more than nine years each.

Aaron Farrar, 30, of no fixed address and Mohamed Osman, 24, of Fleming Road, Southall, raided the premises at 2.50am on March 18, 2018. They threatened the occupant and stole cash.

Officers arrested Osman an hour after the offence and Farrar seven days later.

Both men denied a charge each of aggravated burglary with intent. Both were both found guilty by a jury following a five day trial at Reading Crown Court on February 28. They were sentenced on Tuesday last week.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Chris Jamieson, of Force CID based at Maidenhead, said: “I am pleased with the sentences handed to Farrar and Osman, as it reflects the seriousness with which these offences are dealt with both by police and the courts.

“Farrar and Osman entered a property in Windsor, armed, and threatened the victim. I am thankful that the victim did not sustain injuries.

“It was however a terrifying incident, and I would like to thank and commend the bravery and dignity of the victim throughout this process.

“Farrar and Osman will now serve lengthy prison sentences during which they can reflect on this incident. Both men are a clear danger to the public.

“I would like to reassure the public that incidents such as aggravated burglary will always be investigated thoroughly, and anyone wishing to participate in such activities will be pursued and brought to justice.”