Gran Fondo Maryland, September 15th
United States | Southeast | California >> Thief who robbed Mark Cavendish and Family at knifepoint gets 15 years

Thief who robbed Mark Cavendish and Family at knifepoint gets 15 years

Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish and his wife Peta have said they “keep reliving the events of that horrific night” as a third man was jailed for his role in the knifepoint robbery at their home


Jo Jobson was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court in the UK to 15 years in prison this week nine months after two other men were jailed for their involvement.

Prosecutors said a balaclava-clad gang, armed with large knives, threatened the couple and took two Richard Mille watches worth a total of £700,000 on November 27 2021.

Jobson, aged 27 and of no fixed address, handed himself in at Chelmsford police station in June this year, 18 months after officers first issued a photo appeal identifying him as a suspect.

He had denied two counts of robbery but was found guilty of the offences at the Cavendish home in Ongar, Essex, following an earlier trial.

Two more men: Romario Henry and Ali Sesay, were sentenced in February after they were convicted, and police are still seeking a fourth suspect.

Judge Timothy Walker, sentencing Jobson on this week, described the robbery as “targeted and carefully planned”, involving “at least four people, possibly more”.

Mr and Mrs Cavendish were at home with their children at the time of the robbery.

The judge said the effects on the family had been “dreadful”. Jobson showed no reaction as his sentence was read out, and smiled and shrugged to a small group of supporters in court as he was led to the cells.

Mr and Mrs Cavendish did not attend the sentencing.

In a statement read by prosecutor Edward Renvoize, Mr Cavendish said: “I no longer want to live where we live for safety fears.”

In a statement released through police afterwards, Mr and Mrs Cavendish said they were “offered some comfort in the outcome reached”.

But they said that “happy would be the wrong word to use”, adding: “Nothing about this whole process has been happy”.

“It has been harrowing, distressing and heart-breaking for our family. Our children. To have to keep reliving the events of that horrific night, whilst trying to simultaneously heal from it is a tough path to tread."

“However, we are incredibly grateful for the hard work of the Essex Police and prosecution team for tirelessly treading it with us to pursue some justice for our family.”

Romario Henry, 31, of Bell Green, Lewisham, south-east London, was jailed for 15 years having been found guilty of two counts of robbery.

Ali Sesay, 28, of Holding Street, Rainham, Kent, admitted two counts of robbery and was jailed for 12 years.

Mr Renvoize said the gang threatened the couple and “meted out violence to Mark Cavendish” during the raid, which happened at about 2.30am while the couple’s children were at home.

Jobson who has a young daughter, “struggles with reading and writing” and “handed himself in”.


Tag: cavendish
Jul 03 2024 - NEWS: Mark Cavendish makes Tour de France history with 35th stage win
Jun 15 2024 - NEWS: British Sprint Ace Mark Cavendish Knighted ahead of Tour de France
Nov 04 2023 - NEWS: Thief who robbed Mark Cavendish and Family at knifepoint gets 15 years
Oct 04 2023 - NEWS: Mark Cavendish delays his retirement and stays with Astana Qazaqstan Team
Jul 08 2023 - NEWS: Shock as Mark Cavendish abandons Tour de France after Crash!
Jun 29 2023 - NEWS: Mark Cavendish plots final Tour de France sprint win
Jun 24 2023 - NEWS: Mark Cavendish reunited with leadout ace Mark Renshaw for Tour de France
Jan 17 2023 - NEWS: Its Official: Cavendish signs for Astana to chase that elusive 35th Tour stage win
Jan 03 2023 - NEWS: Burglars threatened to Stab Mark Cavendish in front of his children
Dec 20 2022 - NEWS: Mark Cavendish back in the WorldTour as he signs for Astana-Qazaqstan
Dec 08 2022 - NEWS: Mark Cavendish searching for another team as B&B Hotels collapses
Oct 28 2022 - NEWS: Mark Cavendish motivated to secure new team to chase 35 stage wins
Oct 19 2022 - NEWS: Manx Missile could be back to smash Merckx's 34 Tour wins
Jul 30 2022 - NEWS: Rumours Mark Cavendish will sign for another WorldTour team
Dec 09 2021 - NEWS: Mark Cavendish and family held at knifepoint in violent armed burglary
Tag: bikesafety
Jul 06 2024 - NEWS: Norwegian pro Andre Drege dies on descent of the Grossglockner in Tour of Austria
Jun 16 2024 - NEWS: UK Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay begs Cyclists to Wear Helmets After Horrific Accident
May 28 2024 - NEWS: More People want to take up Cycling in these States more than anywhere in the U.S.
Apr 26 2024 - NEWS: Remco Evenepoel back on his bike after breaking collarbone
Apr 04 2024 - NEWS: Lennard Kämna suffers serious injuires after car collision on Tenerife
Feb 27 2024 - NEWS: US women’s cycling team suspended for dressing mechanic as rider
Dec 31 2023 - NEWS: Tragedy as Rohan Dennis kills his wife Melissa Hoskins in a Car Accident
Dec 23 2023 - NEWS: 2024 Gran Fondo Guide Awards and Yearly Review Drops January 1st 2024
Dec 14 2023 - NEWS: US cycling fans to get Max streaming service to replace GCN+
Dec 09 2023 - NEWS: Truck driver accused of killing Davide Rebellin to be charged with road homicide
Nov 17 2023 - NEWS: Kaitlin Armstrong sentenced to 90 years for murder of cyclist Mo Wilson
Nov 16 2023 - NEWS: Kaitlin Armstrong found guilty of Moriah Wilson’s murder
Nov 16 2023 - NEWS: Warner Brothers Discovery pulls the plug on GCN plus
Nov 16 2023 - NEWS: 180 Triathletes bikes seized from TriBike Transport after race in Spain
Nov 10 2023 - NEWS: Mo Wilson's final moments heard as Audio leaked from Court