Armed gang jailed for almost 50 years following string of robberies and burglaries

A CCTV still of one robbery

A CCTV still of one robbery

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An armed gang who carried out a string of robberies and burglaries in a brutal spree over the course of a week have been jailed for almost 50 years.

Wandsworth Guardian:

 

Kingston Crown Court heard the men armed themselves with axes, knives, hammers and baseball bats during their sentencing at Kingston Crown Court on January 17.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Horace Demetrius, 25, of East Hill, Wandsworth, was jailed for 13 years, and Joe Mead, 23, of Derinton Road, Tooting, was jailed for 12 years, for conspiracy to rob and burgle.

Wandsworth Guardian:

John Rother, 25, of Tyneham Road, Battersea, and Dwayne Quintyn, 19, of Leverson Street, Streatham, were both given eight years and nine months for conspiracy to rob and burgle.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Syleman Ayub, 23, of Seely Road, Tooting, was given four years for conspiracy to burgle.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Darren Obuabang, 38, of Woodgate Drive, Streatham, was found guilty of handling stolen goods and was jailed for one year and eight months.

Daniel Daley, 23, of Briton Street, Leicester, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary and was given a suspended sentenced of one year and seven months.

Wandsworth Guardian:

The first robbery took place on August 19, 2012, at Nisa Local, Bellevue Road, Wandsworth.

Daley, Demetrius, Quintyn and Mead entered the shop, threatening staff with a claw hammer and knife.

They forced staff to open the till and made off with £2,000.

Wandsworth Guardian:

On August 22 Demetrius, Quintyn, Mead, Daley and Rother went into Ambaal Stores Mini Market in Streatham Road, Mitcham, at 10.20pm armed with an axe.

They stole £300 and bottles of alcohol before moving into Spar, in Martin Way, Morden, with a baseball bat and knives.

The gang stole £1,750 as well as alcohol and tobacco.

Quintyn and Demetrius attempted to rob the Convenience Store in Eardley Road, Streatham, on August 23.

The pair entered the shop at 10.45pm armed with an axe and hammer, but made off with nothing after staff managed to raise the alarm.

Wandsworth Guardian:

 

TF Foods, in Trinity Road, Tooting, was targeted on August 25, just before 1am.

Mead, Quintyn, Demetrius, Daley and Rother entered the shop armed with knives and a hammer, stealing £900, as well as alcohol.

About £2,000 worth of gold was also stolen from a residential property in Mitcham Lane, Tooting, on August 20, 2012.

The gang stole high value bicycles from a number of sheds across Wandsworth, totalling to £28,000.

Judge Georgina Kent, sentencing, said: "I have no doubt that many others in Wandsworth would have fallen victim to this gang if not for the police actions and the support they were given by members of the public."

Acting borough commander, Chief Superintendent Paul McGregor, said: "I am determined that Wandsworth Police will continue to tackle violent criminals who pose a threat to our community.

"My officers worked tirelessly to obtain the best evidence available to put before the court.

"Together with the Crown Prosecution Service we have succeeded in removing seven violent criminals from the street."


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1:10pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Surreydon says...

Scum like this should have got 50 years each, hard labour & no chance of parole. But of course they are just misunderstood victims of society and will be pampered until they are released to commit more crime......
Scum like this should have got 50 years each, hard labour & no chance of parole. But of course they are just misunderstood victims of society and will be pampered until they are released to commit more crime...... Surreydon
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3:41pm Wed 22 Jan 14

justbeinghonest says...

Scum the lot of them,they don't deserve to breath the same air as us.
I hope whilst in prison they feel the same fear they caused the poor shop workers.
They all deserve to be stamped on.
Scum the lot of them,they don't deserve to breath the same air as us. I hope whilst in prison they feel the same fear they caused the poor shop workers. They all deserve to be stamped on. justbeinghonest
  • Score: -6

8:54pm Wed 22 Jan 14

justbeinghonest says...

I take it the people who voted down must be these monsters families & friends.
heaven forbid you get to feel the fear those people endured.
Oh! silly me the people charged were innocent weren't they,they wouldn't hurt no one,law abiding citizens they were.
I feel sorry for those related to these bullies,you must be so ashamed.
I take it the people who voted down must be these monsters families & friends. heaven forbid you get to feel the fear those people endured. Oh! silly me the people charged were innocent weren't they,they wouldn't hurt no one,law abiding citizens they were. I feel sorry for those related to these bullies,you must be so ashamed. justbeinghonest
  • Score: -6

11:33am Thu 23 Jan 14

Weedy m says...

I am related and I ain't ashamed. And I will make sure my family member will get everything he needs . And also I have been a victim of a shop robbery. And that person was lucky he is still walking around.
I am related and I ain't ashamed. And I will make sure my family member will get everything he needs . And also I have been a victim of a shop robbery. And that person was lucky he is still walking around. Weedy m
  • Score: 3

8:30pm Thu 23 Jan 14

justbeinghonest says...

So your not ashamed they conducted themselves as a thug who feels they have the right to take what is not theirs & threaten people with weapons.
Do you honestly think they were in the right, also do you not feel a tiny bit embarrassed that a member of your family stooped to that low to gain a few quid which resulted in people being terrified & possibly suffering lifelong fear.
So your not ashamed they conducted themselves as a thug who feels they have the right to take what is not theirs & threaten people with weapons. Do you honestly think they were in the right, also do you not feel a tiny bit embarrassed that a member of your family stooped to that low to gain a few quid which resulted in people being terrified & possibly suffering lifelong fear. justbeinghonest
  • Score: -6

1:22pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Truth always comes out in the end says...

The family members and friends should not feel ashamed or embarrassed about the actions of these individuals as the responsibility lies with those who committed the crimes . This story you have such an opinion on is based on half truth and half lies. 1 of the individuals named as entering the shops and committing the crimes was actually found NOT GUILTY so why should his family feel embarrassed and ashamed of something he didnt do. 4 people was convicted of robbery not 7, and 5 people was removed from the streets not 7. Because somebody was found guilty of handling stolen goods they are scum and dont deserve to breath the same air as others really?!? As a family member the only thing i feel is sympathy for the victims as NO they did not deserve what happened to them. But as a family member i do not deserve to be judged feel ashamed or embarrassed by something i did not do or force anybody else to do . Everyone is entitled to an opinion.
The family members and friends should not feel ashamed or embarrassed about the actions of these individuals as the responsibility lies with those who committed the crimes . This story you have such an opinion on is based on half truth and half lies. 1 of the individuals named as entering the shops and committing the crimes was actually found NOT GUILTY so why should his family feel embarrassed and ashamed of something he didnt do. 4 people was convicted of robbery not 7, and 5 people was removed from the streets not 7. Because somebody was found guilty of handling stolen goods they are scum and dont deserve to breath the same air as others really?!? As a family member the only thing i feel is sympathy for the victims as NO they did not deserve what happened to them. But as a family member i do not deserve to be judged feel ashamed or embarrassed by something i did not do or force anybody else to do . Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Truth always comes out in the end
  • Score: 10

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