Hackney brothers jailed for carrying out Staples Corner robbery

Bhagat, left, and Padam Singh

Bhagat, left, and Padam Singh - Credit: Archant

Two brothers who were part of a violent gang that robbed and stabbed workers in a business unit in Staples Corner have been jailed for 18 years.

Bhagat and Padam Singh, 28 and 24 respectively, from Hackney, took part in the brutal attack where three men aged 30, 31 and 41 were tied up and had hoods taped over their heads at the premises in Adrian Walk.

Two of the victims were also stabbed; one of them was kicked and punched until he lost consciousness when he tried to escape.

The gang stole several items including cash, a CCTV server and a television, which they loaded into a van and drove off.

They also stole a car belonging to one of their victims during the robbery in September 2012.

During their investigations detectives arrested a 46-year-old man who had hired the van used in the robbery.

This led them to the brothers who were subsequently charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

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No further action was taken against the man who hired the van.

Last month the brothers, who had denied any wrongdoing, were convicted at Wood Green Court with Bhagat being sentenced to 10 years and Padam to eight.

Detective Constable Chris Wall from Barnet Police said: “This was a well planned and violent attack on three innocent people for no apparent reason. Thankfully, one of the victims has fully recovered from stab wound injuries to his liver. However, another of the victims awaits surgery to repair a severed nerve in his leg and hopefully will regain full use again of his limb.

“The Singh brothers took steps to avoid being captured but eventually it was possible to prove their involvement in this offence. I hope the sentences will give the victims some sense of justice.”

The hunt continues to find their accomplices.

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