Mark Cavendish robbery: third man found guilty of robbing family at knife-point

27-year-old Jo Jobson due to be sentenced on Wednesday for his part in armed robbery of Cavendish and his wife, Peta, at their home in Essex in November 2021

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A third man has been found guilty of robbing Mark Cavendish and his wife Peta, at knife-point at their home in Essex in 2021.

The couple had two watches worth £700,000 taken during the knifepoint raid in November 2021 along with a Louis Votton suitcase, phones and a safe.

According to a report from the BBC, 27-year-old Jo Jobson has been found guilty of two counts of robbery by a jury and will  be sentenced on Wednesday for his part in the violent crime.

In February this year Romario Henry, 31, of Lewisham in south east London and Ali Sesay, 28, of Rainham in Kent were both jailed in relation to the armed robbery.

The two men received jail sentences of 15 and 12 years respectively.

Jobson was arrested in June this year after handing himself in at a police station, 18 months after officers issued a photo appeal identifying him as a suspect in the raid on Cavendish’s home.

Cavendish was seriously assaulted during the incident and threatened with extreme violence in front of his wife and children.

Edward Renvoize, prosecuting at Chelmsford Crown Court, said the gang threatened the couple and "meted out violence to Mark Cavendish" during the raid, which happened at around 02:30 BST while the couple's children were at home on 27 November 2021.

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