Police release images of escaped prisoner who carried out £34,000 robbery spree
PUBLISHED: 10:26 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:26 23 July 2013
David Curwin targeted banks and bookmakers, including two branches in Wembley
Where Curwin struck
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
Detectives have released two images today of an absconded prisoner who carried out a series of armed robberies while on the run.
Last week David Curwin was jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 10-years after he targeted banks and bookmakers, including two branches in Wembley, between February 11 to May 24 this year.
The 50-year-old carried out the first robbery days after he escaped from HMP Sudbury, a category D prison in Derbyshire, on February 1.
He would storm into banks and threatened female customers with his gun including a 70-year-old woman.
He pleaded guilty to eight armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery at venues across London, during which a total of £34,000 was stolen.
He also admitted nine counts of possession of a firearm in relation to the crime spree, and absconding from HMP Sudbury.
He was sentenced by judge Andrew Campbell at Kingston Crown Court
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