Brothers of Marcus Rashford & Trent Alexander-Arnold battered with baseball bat by three men in terrifying raid
MARCUS Rashford and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s brothers were hit with a bat and had a gun pointed at them in a “terrifying” robbery.
Tariq Dervan, Romario Harmer and Talleko Lemonious attacked Dane Rashford and Tyler Alexander-Arnold at a Manchester café.
The pair had just sat down to eat breakfast with three pals when they were ambushed by the masked robbers.
Tyler – brother of Liverpool star Trent – was smacked in the head with a baseball bat so hard the handle broke off.
While Man Utd ace Marcus’ brother Dane “feared for his life” after a shotgun was pointed at his face.
The masked raiders then made off with a £70,000 Range Rover and jewellery including a £20,000 Rolex.
Dervan, 22, Harmer, 21, and 28-year-old Lemonious have now been found guilty over the robbery.
The trio have also been convicted of possessing a double barrelled shotgun, as well as having a machete and a baseball bat.
All three were warned they face “lengthy” jail sentences when they return for sentencing on March 20.
Minshull Street Crown Court were told Dane and Tyler had met with pals on January 12, 2019 for breakfast at the Little Rock cafe.
The group of five had been planning to drive to Brighton to watch Liverpool play when the horror unfolded.
Dervan, Harmer, and Lemonious burst into the restaurant armed with the baseball bat and sawn-off shotgun.
They also threatened Dane and Tyler with a machete and demanded they hand over their watches.
Tyler, who was not wearing a watch, handed over his wallet instead and the keys to his £70,000 Range Rover.
The thugs then made Dane take off his £20,000 Rolex and a £4,000 watch belonging to one of his pals.
Recalling the horror, Dane said he could not see what was happening but felt a “prick” on his back before he saw the gun being “pointed towards my face”.
Tyler meanwhile said he heard a shout of “get your watch off” before the baseball bat connected with the side of his head.
The violent robbery lasted just a few minutes, with the trio fleeing the cafe in the stolen Range Rover and a BMW.
Police later managed to track the stolen 4X4 to a property where six men – including the defendants – were inside.
Dervan, Harmer and Lemonious surrendered but no further action was taken against the other three men.
During a search of the home, officers discovered the ski masks used in the attack, a machete and the shotgun in a bag in some bushes.
Carl Miles, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said following the trial: “Talleko Lemonious, Tariq Dervan and Romario Harmer carried out a terrifying armed robbery at a café in broad day light.
“In their greed, they showed utter disregard for the impact on their targeted victims and other customers and staff in the cafe, who genuinely feared for their lives, and were not afraid to use violence to get what they wanted.
“We worked closely with the police to build a strong case against them, including DNA and CCTV evidence, which we presented to the jury. After careful consideration of this evidence the jury found all three men guilty of all the offences they faced.
“I would like to thank the victims for their help in bringing these violent men to justice in order to protect the public from further harm at his hands.
“I hope that the conclusion of the trial helps them move forward with their lives.”
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