Three jailed for Silvertown robberies

Three men have been jailed for a series of armed robberies.

They held up betting shops in north London along with the William Hill branch in Albert Road Silvertown, in August 2010, and in the same road, Staples on January 2010.

At the betting shop robbery two men wearing sunglasses and carrying a semi-automatic handgun entered the premises and demanded cash. They left with a quantity of money from the tills.

Both from Peckham, south-east London, Junior John Brown, 23, was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment and Oyediji Shobande, 22, was jailed for 12 years while Sampson Reid, 23, of Lewisham, received a ten year term.

They admitted one or more armed robberies.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Corner, of the Flying Squad at Barking, praised the professional investigation by police from the north-east Flying Squad which resulted in convictions.

“This case highlights the determination of all involved in the investigation to target and prosecute offenders who undoubtedly would have continued their criminal activities,” he said.

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