TWO MEN will serve more than five years in jail after they forced their way into a 74-year-old woman’s home and stole the jewellery she was wearing.

Wesley Underhay, of Albert Street, Harwich, Essex, and Charles Casey, of Willow Crescent, Denham robbed the lady at her home on Penbrook in Bracknell at around 11am on December 22, 2020.

The pair took a necklace, bangles and earrings in a raid that was described as “so scary” by the woman.

She was meditating when the 20-year-old and 29-year-old knocked on her door and asked her if she was home alone.

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When she replied that she was, the two men pushed their way into the house which meant she fell to one side.

Reading Crown Court heard how Casey went upstairs while Underhay took the woman to her living room, where she pressed a panic button which set off an alarm.

Casey ripped the alarm from the wall and went back upstairs to search for jewellery.

Underhay started to take the jewellery off of the 74-year-old woman and asked her where her bangles were.

She replied that she was not wearing any, Underhay pushed up sleeves and found a bangle which he took from her arm.

Casey did not take anything from upstairs and the pair ran out of the house with the necklace, earrings and bangles Underhay had taken.

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The victim, who had a statement read out at Reading Crown Court, said the incident was “so scary.”

“I expect to be safe in my own home.

“When I went to sleep that night I had a terrible nightmare and I was screaming in my sleep.

“It makes me nervous to think about it.”

Casey and Underhay were both caught later that day driving in North-West London despite the latter not being insured or licensed to drive.

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The former made off when stopped by police but was arrested when he was found in the garden of a member of the public.

The jewellery was found on the pair and fake number plates were found in their van.

When taken into custody, Underhay threw a box of his spit and blood against the wall in his cell and was charged with criminal damage.

Sentencing, Judge Dugdale told Casey he will serve three years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to burglary, going equipped for theft and possession of cannabis.

Underhay was told he will serve up to 27 months in jail after admitting to burglary, going equipped for theft, driving while disqualified, damaging property.

He was also sentenced for aggravated vehicle taking in a separate incident.

The pair were sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday, June 11.

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