One man has been released from custody and another is set to spend at least three months behind bars after the pair forced a Busselton man to withdraw $1000 from an ATM over a missing car. Jacob Adam Anderson, 33, and Brandon Macleod Duff, 42, were sentenced in Perth District Court to 22 months imprisonment and 18 months respectively after they were found guilty of deprivation of liberty and stealing $1000 in cash. However, Duff was not required to serve any additional time in custody because he spent 639 days on remand in the lead-up to the trial. The court was told Anderson and Duff attended Garry Espanos’ Goldsmith Street property on June 14, 2019, to confront him over the whereabouts of a missing Holden Senator, a car previously owned by Anderson’s brother who was incarcerated at the time. It was understood the pair were acting on information provided to Anderson from other parties and formed the belief Mr Espanos had possession of the vehicle in question. However, it later transpired during the trial that the missing Senator had been disposed of and was not in Mr Espanos’ possession. The pair scaled the locked fence to gain access to the property and Anderson demanded from Mr Espanos the return of the Senator. While it was alleged Mr Espanos was demanded to pay $30,000, the jury was not satisfied that demand was made after evidence showed the vehicle actually had a value up to $3000. When Mr Espanos advised the pair that he only had $1000 in the bank, Anderson threatened to give Mr Espanos a flogging before demanding he get in their car. Mr Espanos was driven to a nearby service station where Mr Espanos was escorted by Duff to an ATM and withdrew $1000, which was later handed to Anderson when they returned to his address. In sentencing, District Court Judge Amanda Burrows said she was satisfied that Anderson was the principal offender and Duff was the “muscle or standover man”. “(Anderson) were the one who made the threats of violence,” she said. “You were the one who was associated with Mr Espanos and you were the one who went there with the intention of demanding the return of the Senator, and you were the one who received the $1000 in cash.” While Judge Burrows understood Anderson was acting under an honest claim of right without the intention to defraud, she found the means undertaken to obtain money for the car was unlawful. She also took the view that while Duff had no interest in the car or any prior dealings with Mr Espanos, his presence assisted in threatening and intimidating him despite the unlawful detention being short in duration and no physical violence perpetrated. Anderson will be eligible for parole in September and was ordered to repay Mr Espanos the $1000.