‘SAS-style gang in robbery heists, court hears

A GANG of “SAS-style” robbers allegedly responsible for a string of armed heists targeted the same guard in three separate raids, a court heard.

The raiders targeted G4S custodian Mark Logan in Mildenhall, Suffolk - home to a large US military base - wearing camouflage fatigues to blend in with American airmen in the town, it was said.

Then the robbers donned black outfits and balaclavas - likened by witnesses to SAS uniforms - to target Mr Logan at Tesco Express in South Wootton, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, jurors heard.

During that raid a robber fired thousands of volts of electricity from a taser gun into Mr Logan’s partner Nicholas Alexander when he resisted, jurors heard.

In a third attack on Mr Logan, as he and colleague Barry Rodgers refilled ATMs at a second Tesco store in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, the raiders again dressed all in black and discharged a taser, the court heard

In all, seven suspects deny donning Special Forces-type uniforms and striking as cash machines across East Anglia were replenished, netting a total of �341,000.

They include alleged gang ring leader Danny Speed, 29, and Lee Watson, 42, both of Eisenhower Drive, Beckton.

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Speed denies two counts of conspiracy to burgle, six of conspiracy to rob and two of having a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence. Watson denies two counts of conspiracy to rob and having a firearm with intent.

The trial continues.