Two men who threatened three women inside their Leicester homes have been convicted of their crimes.
The incident happened on March 24 last year, when Pawel Kaminski and Florian Wiecki – along with another man who is believed to have left the UK – visited an address in Warren Street, Leicester at around 10.30pm. Having armed themselves with a machete and an axe, once inside they made threats towards the other three occupants, assaulting two of them.
They also stole cash and a key to the house before leaving the address.
A description of the men was given to officers by the victims and they were also captured on CCTV at the property. Kaminski was subsequently identified as a suspect and, after being arrested for an unconnected incident, was found to be staying at a hotel in the city. A machete – used during the robbery – was found in his room.
Officers discovered he had also booked another room at the hotel. When officers went to it they found Wiecki inside and he too was arrested.
Yesterday (Tuesday, February 21) following a trial at Northampton Crown Court, 33-year-old Kaminski and Wiecki, 22, both of no fixed abode, were found guilty of two counts of robbery and one count of having an article with a blade or point.
They were found not guilty of a further count of having an article with a blade or point.
Both men are due to be sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on Friday, March 31.
Detective Constable Sarah Jones, the investigating officer applauded the victim’s bravery throughout the course of the investigation.
“They came to court and provided evidence during the trial which has only helped to secure the conviction,” she said.
“I hope both they and the local community can take some reassurance from the fact these dangerous individuals have been found guilty of their crimes and are now facing time in prison.”