12/11/2007 1:19:00 PM
Mobile phone company boss jailed
A company director has been jailed for handling stolen mobile phones taken during an armed robbery in Hampshire two years ago.
Narinder Sandhu, 38, a company director from Southall, and Mohammad Arfan, 21, a student from Slough, were convicted for handling a number of the stolen Vertu handsets taken during a £194,000 hijack in Cove on 1 November 2005.
Sandhu was sentenced to 22 months' imprisonment, while Arfan was given a two-year community order and fined £1,000.
NMPCU inspector Chris Paice said: ‘This case shows how the NMPCU will actively target those individuals who decide to handle stolen mobile phones and the sentence given to the main individual in this case clearly shows that anyone found handling stolen goods will be dealt with appropriately and severely at court. This sends out a clear message that this kind of crime will not be tolerated by the police.’