Jailed: Violent robbers who attacked four men in Kilburn stamping on one victim’s head
PUBLISHED: 14:20 24 June 2016 | UPDATED: 14:20 24 June 2016
A violent street robbery gang in Kilburn who stamped on a man’s face to steal his Rolex watch and attacked another victim as he drove in traffic have been jailed.
Cheyenne Cato, 22, of Iverson Road, Denray Whyte, 22, of Dunster Gardens, both in Kilburn, Roche Hall, 21, of Juniper Close, Wembley, and 20-year-old Laval Adams-Robinson from Crouch Hill, struck a total of four times between June and August last year.
Harrow Crown Court heard they first struck when Whyte and Hall robbed a man as he walked with his partner in Kilburn High Road on June 12.
The pair assaulted their victim and stamped on his face before fleeing with his £5,000 Rolex watch.
Adams-Robinson, and an accomplice, attacked a second man as he walked to his van in Dunster Gardens.
The victim was accosted by his two attackers who pinned him against his vehicle and ripped a gold chain off his neck on 24 July.
Five days later Adams-Robinson robbed a driver in a convertible car with the roof down as he drove in slow traffic in Kilburn High Road.
He jumped into the back of the car and grabbed the driver around the throat before wrenching a £6,000 watch off his wrist and fleeing on foot.
A forth man was robbed of his £1,700 Tag by Cato and Whyte in Cavendish Road shortly after midnight on August 2.
The victim was punched in the face before the timepiece was forced from his wrist as he waited by his car which had broken down.
The pair also stole his bag which was found in a walkway near Whyte’s home.
CCTV footage showed Cato and Whyte were involved in that robbery.
Detectives investigating the robberies identified all four through CCTV, witness statements and other evidence.
Whyte was arrested at his home on September 30 and Cato was held after a commercial robbery in Neasden on October 13.
In November, Hall was arrested and Adams-Robinson was also held after DNA linked him to one of the robberies.
On Tuesday, Whyte was jailed for seven years; Cato six years, and Adams-Robinson two years and three months after they were all convicted of two counts of robbery.
Hall was found guilty of one count of robbery and was jailed for five years.
DC Paul Connelly of the Brent Crime Squad said: “This investigation demonstrates that Brent Crime Squad is committed to apprehending violent offenders and bringing them to justice. These significant sentences will send out a strong message that this type of criminality will not be tolerated.
“The Brent Crime Squad will continue to work tirelessly to drive down robbery offences and target the criminal gangs who carry them out.”
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