Four men convicted for the abduction and robbery of a garage owner in his own home have been sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow.
John McLeese (28), and Andrew Dickinson (28), received prison sentences of 10 years each while Gary Alexander Carcary (20), received a nine-year sentence and Mark Dickie (28), was given eight years.
This was a horrific crime carried out in a man’s own homeDetective Chief Inspector Pauline McCallum
The men broke into the victim’s home in Lochleven Road, Lochore on Thursday, September 26 2013 before tying him up, subjecting him to an attack, ransacking his house and making off with several thousand pounds of his cash.
The four were previously convicted on Wednesday, February 18 at the High Court in Edinburgh where they entered guilty pleas.
Detective Chief Inspector Pauline McCallum said: “This was a horrific crime carried out in a man’s own home where he was threatened with violence until he revealed where his money was hidden.
“Despite being left physically injured and mentally scarred, the victim has shown great courage in providing essential information and evidence in order to assist with our enquiry.
“We are also grateful for the assistance of key witnesses in the case.
“This was a lengthy investigation involving officers from different divisions and departments across Police Scotland and their hard work and commitment in this case has resulted in these men receiving substantial sentences today.”