Man robbed at knifepoint in his own flat after pair tricked their way in

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A pair of thieves tricked their way into a flat before robbing the occupant at knifepoint.

But bungling Natasha Morgan and Danny Ley left behind a Coke can with both of their DNA on it – and are now both behind bars.

Swansea Crown Court heard Morgan rang the intercom at the victim’s home in Croft Street in the city on May 24 and asked to come up to his flat, calling herself ‘Tasha’.

Believing she was the girlfriend of one of his friends he let her in. Ley, wearing a baseball hat and a hooded top to conceal his identity, entered the property with her and they went to the flat.

The victim opened the door and realised it was not his friend’s girlfriend but Morgan pretended to know him and asked if she could use the toilet.

As he let her into his home Ley, who had been stood aside waiting, charged into the flat and began shouting “What are you doing with her?” before accusing the victim of sleeping with his girlfriend.

He demanded money from the victim before punching him and pulling out a knife estimated to be between five and six inches long.

The victim, believing he was going to be stabbed, allowed the pair to leave his property taking with them two PlayStations, tobacco, and a tin which contained cannabis.

Morgan, 32, of Dewi Terrace in Mayhill, later admitted robbery while Ley, 28, was convicted of the same offence after a trial on October 30.


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In an impact statement read to the court the victim said: “Since the incident I have suffered in different ways. I struggle to sleep and struggle to stop thinking about the incident. I keep replaying the event when I was threatened with a knife. I feel very emotional and often cry.

“I have been given medication and referred to counselling. I have stopped going out of the flat but when I am out I am constantly looking over my shoulder.

“I feel uneasy when a letter is posted through my door. It has left me feeling very nervous. I attended a computer course but since this incident I have stopped. This incident has had a real impact on my life.”

Dan Griffiths, mitigating for Morgan, said: “She is not ordinarily a person who gets involved in violence and was uncomfortable over the events as they unfolded around her.

“Her offences on her record are linked to a longstanding addiction to Class A drugs. She expresses remorse for her involvement in this offence which appears to be genuine. She has no convictions for violence on her record.”

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Brian Simpson, mitigating for Ley, added: “He has a longstanding drug problem. He was anxious coming to court today as he knows he will get a significant sentence. His grandmother is unwell and he is afraid he won’t see her again.”

Judge Keith Thomas sentenced Morgan to five years and four months in jail. A pre-sentence report is to be carried out for Ley, of no fixed abode, and he was remanded in custody until he is sentenced on November 22.



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