Chino Parkinson, 22 (05.09.1996) of Granite Street, Greenwich, appeared at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 31 January and was found guilty and sentenced that same day for aggravated burglary.
The court heard, on Monday, 20 August, shortly after midnight, three men entered a residential dwelling in Homecroft Road, Tottenham.
One of the men was believed to be in possession of a handgun.
The seven residents at the address, who included two young children aged six and ten, were forced into the living room of the premises and cash was demanded.
The firearm was pointed at two adults.
One of the burglars remained in the living room, whilst the other two suspects conducted an untidy search upstairs. The men then fled empty-handed and threatened to return the next day.
Detectives in Haringey launched an investigation to identify the suspects. This included a full forensic examination of the crime scene.
Forensic scene examiners were able to recover a fingerprint from a plastic box in the bedroom which identified Chino Parkinson as a suspect.
Detectives attended his home address and he was arrested on Wednesday, 22 August. He was charged the same day and remanded in custody by the courts until his trial.
The other two suspects remain outstanding and enquiries continue to locate them.
Detective Constable Stacey Cooper from North Area CID said: “This was a horrific case, with two young children exposed to a group of men armed with a gun. Despite the overwhelming forensic evidence in this case the defendant continued to protest his innocence.”
“I truly hope that the conclusion of proceedings helps the victims to move on with their lives and put this ordeal behind them.
“We continue enquiries to locate the other two men involved in this incident. If you have any information, please contact the investigation team or Crimestoppers.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact North Area CID via 101, or by tweeting @MetCC
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.