KNIFE Gang JAILED for 24 years for Robbery
A gang of five knife-wielding thugs have been jailed for a combined total of almost 25 years following a robbery that took place in 2017.
Salman Osman, 18 of Five Acre, Adnaan Yusuf, 18 of Highmeadow Crescent, Abdillahi Isse, 18 of Sandymount Avenue, Akram Oumar, 21 and Amjad Oumar, 19 both of Argyle Road, were sentenced on Thursday, 8 August 2019 at Harrow Crown Court.
Osman, Yusuf and Isse will serve four and a half years for robbery and 12 months for possessing two bladed articles, to run concurrently.
Akram Oumar and Amjad Oumar will serve five and a half years for robbery and 12 months for possession of a bladed article, to run concurrently.
In total all five will serve a combined total of 24 and a half years in prison.
The gang was jailed for their part in a robbery that took place on Monday the 18th September 2017 on Hay Lane, at around 20:38 the gang burst into the shop threatening and shouting at two shop assistants. The group demanded money from the cash register and two of them went behind the counter and stole £600 worth of cigarettes and alcohol, while the other members stood watch and held the two shop assistants at knifepoint.
However, as the thugs left the store they had little knowledge that a member of the public had seen the gang enter the shop with weapons and masks and phoned the police, on top of this as the robbers left the store a member of the shop staff hit the panic button immediately notifying police an incident had taken place
They gang fled and turned down a residential road, a member of the public who witnessed the incident pointed Police Officers in the right direction and the group were subsequently arrested.
Police recovered clothing and knives used during the incident nearby in bins and down drains, these matched what was in CCTV footage. A few days later, two more knives used during the attack were found down a drain by a local resident.
Detectives used witness reports and forensics to complete the investigation; items of clothing including masks, gloves and knives were all recovered and matched to each criminal via DNA matches.
All five were unanimously found guilty by a jury at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday, 27 June.
Five thugs off the streets for the foreseeable future, but one day they will be out to terrorise innocent people. Hard-working people deserve real police protection. If you ask me, the criminal justice system has been too lenient.