Two men who went on a six-month robbery spree throughout south London have been jailed.

Cameron Weston of Balfern Street, Battersea and Nathan Ugbaja, from Gypsy Hill, were responsible for a total of 20 robberies which took place between December 27, 2017 and May 25.

The first six offences occurred within a mile radius of each other in the Battersea area, and approximately a mile away from Weston’s home.

Weston and Ugbaja then moved their offending further afield to south of Battersea and into Croydon and Bromley.

On two occasions the suspects committed three offences in one day.

In each of the robberies, Weston would produce a firearm covered in a sock and use this to threaten staff to hand over cash. Ugbaja acted as the getaway driver.

A five-month investigation took place before the pair were eventually arrested.

At a hearing yesterday (November 28) at Kingston Crown Court, Weston was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment, and Ugbaja was sentenced to 10 years.

Detective Sergeant Tim Fines, from the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “This was a painstaking investigation which spanned many months.

“These suspects were incredibly audacious and committed a number of offences in the same day, and often around the corner from their home addresses.

“I am proud of the officers who worked for months on this case showcasing dedication and professionalism throughout.

“I am also grateful to our colleagues in the Specialist Firearms Command who assisted us in arresting these violent offenders.

“This investigation should send a clear message to anyone considering carrying out such crimes that we are incredibly experienced in tracking down the most audacious of criminals, and we will find you and arrest you using all powers available to us.”