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Rox jewellery heist: Elliot Jorgensen and Anthony Boyd jailed

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Media captionCCTV footage showed the two men carrying out the armed robbery

Two men involved in a £730,000 armed robbery at an Edinburgh jewellers have been jailed.

Elliot Jorgensen and Anthony Boyd played important roles in the armed raid at the Rox store in Edinburgh in January.

The robbery - which lasted less than 90 seconds - saw a large haul of expensive items stolen, including diamonds and watches.

Jorgensen was jailed for 12 years while Boyd was sentenced to 10 years.

The pair were sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow after previously admitting a charge of assault and robbery.

Image caption Anthony Boyd (left) and Elliot Jorgensen admitted their part in the £730,000 raid

The court had heard how the two female members of staff in the George Street shop were threatened with a revolver and an axe, with one of them dragged across the store at gunpoint.

Jorgensen, of Salford, was involved in the raid itself with an unknown accomplice while Boyd, of Manchester, had a central role in planning the robbery.

A judge heard how Jorgensen - described as a "highly intelligent individual" - was now "visibly shocked" after hearing what he had put the staff members through.

Boyd's QC claimed gangsters had preyed upon his client to become involved due to his Edinburgh connections.

But Lord Matthews told Jorgensen and Boyd that those who "gamble in such high stakes" should be prepared to face tough consequences.

Prosecutors also issued a confiscation order totalling £1.5m - but will only receive £1 from each at the moment, because the duo have no significant assets.

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