Basingstoke Teenager Jailed for 5 years for Robbery

A teenager has been jailed for threatening a man with an imitation firearm in a Camberley car park.

Theo Charles Healis, 18, from Hatch Warren, Basingstoke was sentenced at Reading Crown Court last Wednesday (28 March), after he earlier pleaded guilty at the same court.

At around 8pm on Tuesday 28 March 2017, Healis was in the Atrium multi storey car park on the fourth floor and approached a man who was closing the boot of his car.

Healis shouted and threatened violence towards the man, before putting his hand down his waistband and pulling out a dark colour sock which had an imitation gun inside it. Healis then walked off towards the stairwell.

Although the victim felt threatened and intimidated by what had happened, he followed Healis and the group he was with (two other males and a female) out of the car park, where Healis approached him for a second time threatening to kill him.

The victim went to the security office and phoned the police. Armed officers arrived and located the suspect, where he was arrested and his imitation firearm was seized.

Healis was also sentenced for a robbery that was investigated by Thames Valley Police, on Thursday 23 March 2017. At approximately 5.30pm, a man was walking to Wokingham train station close to the council offices in Shute End, when he noticed two men walking behind him, one of whom had their face covered. The victim feared the suspect had possession of a gun, so handed his bag over to the suspect who then made off with it. The victim believed he knew who the suspect was, and together with Thames Valley Police Officers, the male was identified as Theo Healis who was later charged with robbery.

The breakdown of Healis’ 5 year jail term is as follows:

Robbery – 2.5 years
Two counts of threatening to kill – 20 months concurrent
Possessing a firearm – 2.5 years consecutive
Detective Sergeant James Ansell said: “We hope that the public are reassured that Healis will be in jail after threatening the victim with what was thought to be a gun at the time.

“It transpired that Healis had also carried out a similar act on another victim in Wokingham just days before, and this just shows what great results can be made when working together with other Police Forces and the Crown Prosecution Service.

“We hope that this result will bring justice to both of the victims, who although were traumatised by what had happened, thankfully did not receive any physical injuries.”