A person has been discovered responsible of the knifepoint theft of Mark Cavendish and his spouse Peta Todd at their household residence in November 2021.
The Chelmsford crown court docket jury reached its verdict following 14 hours and 35 minutes of deliberation. They discovered 31-year-old Romario Henry, from Lewisham, responsible of two counts of theft however delivered a not-guilty verdict for his co-defendant 28-year-old Oludewa Okorosobo from Camberwell.
Ali Sesay, a 28-year-old from Rainham, had already pleaded responsible to 2 counts of theft at an earlier trial.
Two Richard Mille watches, with a price of £300,000 and £400,000, had been stolen within the theft after three masked males broke into Cavendish’s household residence in Essex, threatening to stab Cavendish in entrance of his spouse and the couple’s three-year-old son.
On the time Cavendish was recovering from a crash suffered on the Gent Six which left him with two damaged ribs and a collapsed lung. He had been “out of hospital for about 4 days possibly”, in line with Peta.
The three robbers made away with the 2 watches, the couple’s telephones, and Louis Vuitton suitcases, ordering for the gates of the house to be opened earlier than leaving at 2:32 a.m.
Nevertheless, Cavendish’s cellphone was later discovered outdoors the home, which aided the investigation when DNA on the cellphone was matched to Sesay, who pleaded responsible to 2 counts of theft whereas Henry and Okorosobo denied prices of theft.
Romario Henry will probably be sentenced on February 7.