Worksop diamond heist robber jailed

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ARMED robber who threatened to kill terrified staff in the record-breaking £40m Graff diamonds heist has been jailed for 21 years.

Judge Jeffrey Pegden said 28-year old Craig Calderwood, formerly of Worksop, was ‘at the heart of the conspiracy’ and his death threats had caused staff ‘terror and life-long trauma’.

Craig Calderwood and accomplice Aman Kassaye, 25, wore make-up disguises to pass security and pose as genuine customers at the exclusive Mayfair store.

In just two minutes on 6th August 2009, they took 43 pieces of jewellery, including a £3.5m multi-coloured diamond necklace, worth a total of £40m.

For more on this story read this week’s Worksop Guardian.