Would-be robber is sentenced

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An attempted robber has been sentenced to a “significant term” in jail at Preston Crown Court after a week-long trial. 

David Rodgers, 27, of Blackpool Road, Preston was found guilty of attempted robbery after an incident in Leyland last year and was sentenced to seven-and-half years.

Rodgers had broken into a home on Bannister Drive, Leyland, in October 2011 and threatened the inhabitants with weapons in an attempt to rob from the home.

Unsuccessful, he then fled the residence and was found the same night by police investigating the incident. 

Rodgers’ co-defendant, Daniel Savigar, 26, of Northbrook Street, Leyland, has been found guilty of the same offence will be sentenced on June 28 at Preston Crown Court.

Detective Constable David Johnson, of Leyland CID, said: “The constabulary sees the sentence handed out as a significant term and one which is deserved by Rodgers after his heinous actions. 

“Both children and a young mother were present at the time of the attempted robbery and were subject to verbal abuse and threats making Rodgers’ criminality even more shocking.”