Escaped prisoner charged with series of armed robberies which includes premises in Wembley
PUBLISHED: 15:59 14 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:30 14 June 2013
David Curwin, 50, is accused of carrying out thefts after absconding from Sudbury Prison
Where Curwin is claimed to have struck
Curwin is charged with robbing:
February 2 - RBS in Marylebone Road, Marylebone
February 22 - HSBC in Wembley Park Drive, Wembley
March 9 - Coral’s in Preston Road, Wembley
March 11- Habib Bank in Edgware Road, Marylebone
March 21 - Habib Bank in Wigmore Street, Marylebone
May 13- William Hill’s in Grafton Way, Bloomsbury
May 20 - William Hill’s in The Vale, Acton
May 24 - NatWest Bank in Victoria Road, Acton
And the attempted robbery of:
May 16 - Bank of East Asia in Shaftesbury Avenue, West End
An escaped prisoner appeared in court today charged with carrying out a series of armed robberies on bank and betting shops including two branches in Wembley.
David Curwin, of no fixed address, is accused of eight armed robberies and one attempted robbery between February and May this year.
The 50-year-old is claimed to have stolen a total of £34,000 after carrying out the first robbery the day after he absconded from Sudbury Prison.
He is also charged with escaping from lawful custody and nine counts of possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, regarding each robbery and attempted robbery.
He appeared before South Western Magistrates’ Court where he was remanded in custody to reappear at Kingston Crown Court on July 12.