Jewellery robber ordered to pay £100,000 over haul of diamond rings and Rolex watches taken in violent attack on Leeds couple in their home in Leeds

The ringleader of a violent gang who robbed jewellery in a gunpoint raid has been ordered to hand over £100,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

By Tony Gardner
Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 11:45 am

Daniel Inamder and three other men targeted a wealthy couple in their home in a Leeds village in 2017.

The man was pistol whipped in the face and suffered a cut that needed 35 stitches after three robbers burst into the bedroom.

Inamder is serving a 12-year prison sentence, imposed in November 2018, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery over the incident.The 37-year-old appeared before Leeds Crown Court yesterday (November 16) for a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

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Daniel Inamder is serving a 12-year sentence for conspiracy to rob

The court heard Inamder benefited by £160,800 as a result of the offence and has £100,500 of assets available to be seized.

Judge Christopher Batty ordered that the lower sum be paid within three months or Inamder can face a further 12 months in prison.

The POCA hearing had to be adjourned in August last year when Inamder refused to leave his cell at HMP Manchester to attend the hearing via a video link.

Inamder previously disputed the sum of his available assets available, claiming them to be worth just £2,620.

Daniel Inamder was caught on camera in BMW as he followed victims in their Ferrari.

The defendant was caught on camera in BMW as he followed victims in their Ferrari.

Inamder and two members of the robbery gang were handed jail sentences totalling more than 30 years in November 2018.

The court heard the victims continue to suffer psychologically following their ordeal.

One raider ripped a gold necklace from around the woman’s neck and took her diamond engagement ring valued at £92,000.

The silver BMW can be seen in the background if this photo taken in the Flying Pizza restaurant.

They also stole a pair of diamond earrings, a second diamond ring and two Rolex watches.

Prosecutor Michael Smith said: “They were subjected to a terrifying ordeal.

“They were in their bedroom, they were asleep when they were awoken. The men shouted ‘police, police.’”

Mr Smith said two members of the gang had been sat in a silver BMW convertible on the street outside the Flying Pizza in Roundhay as the couple enjoyed a meal at the restaurant on the night before the robbery.

The couple had taken a family photograph in the restaurant and were unaware the BMW had been captured through the window in the photograph.

Daniel Inamder and Isaac Duncan were in the BMW and were waiting to follow when the couple drove home in their Ferrari.

Mr Smith said: “They were watched by Inamder and Duncan.”

The following night, three men were captured on CCTV breaking in to the couple’s home through a patio door.

The court heard Inamder, 35, planned the raid and had contacts to sell on the jewellery, none of which was recovered.

Inamder, of Holt Park Drive, Adel, admitted conspiracy to rob and was jailed for 12 years.

Duncan – one of the robbers who broke into the house through a patio door with the gunman while the couple were in bed – admitted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

The 20-year-old, of Broad Lane, Bramley, was jailed for 10 years and five months.

Getaway driver Ali Agha, 27, denied robbery but was convicted after a trial.

Agha, of Old Oak Drive, West Park. Leeds, was jailed for 10 years.

The court heard the police had evidence of mobile phone calls between the men and cell site analysis which placed Duncan and Agha’s phones in the north Leeds village on the night of the robbery.

Jailing the trio, Judge Christopher Batty said: “This was sophisticated, professional offending; targeting high value property, and involved significant planning and recruitment of a number of people."

Detective Inspector Al Burns, of Leeds District Crime Team, said: “Those convicted deliberately targeted the victims in a planned and organised offence fuelled purely out of greed for high-value jewellery."