Dollis Hill man jailed for robbing West Hampstead pub of �11,000 at gunpoint

Rodrigo Dogado used to work at the establishment as a chef

A Dollis Hill man who held up his former workplace at gunpoint to steal �11,000 has been jailed for eight years today (Friday).

Rodrigo Dogado, 31, of Comber Close, teamed up with Bruno Oliveria, 28, of no fixed address, to rob the Gallery pub in Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, on November 27 last year.

Harrow Crown Court heard the pair armed themselves with two guns before storming the pub at 11.50pm and demanding the contents of the safe.

A worker was coshed over the head with a gun before they fled with the money, mobile phones and bar and car keys.

Despite covering the pair covering their faces, staff recognised Dogado’s voice as he had worked at the pub as a chef before leaving over a dispute about holiday pay he claimed to be owed.

He was arrested alongside Oliveria in a proactive intelligence-led joint operation between the Flying Squad at Finchley and the Met’s Special Intelligence Section.

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Officers discovered �3,000 and two imitation handguns at Dogado’s home and a second address he was linked to in High Street, Harlesden, uncovered a third fake gun.

Both had previously admitted three counts of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm at an earlier trial and today they were sentenced to eight years for the robberies and two years for the firearms offences.

They will serve their sentences concurrently.

Detective Constable Dave Reed, investigating officers, said: “This is a shining example of intelligence-led policing between the Flying Squad and the SIS that resulted in the recovery of three firearms and proceeds from the robbery.”