Jailed: Gunman who carried out armed robbery while on bail for an identical raid in Kingsbury
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A man who robbed a bookmakers at gunpoint whilst on bail for a similar robbery in Kingsbury has been jailed for six years.
Karlos Junior Bailey, 26, from Edgware, first struck at Coral in Kingsbury Road when he walked in and threatened two workers with a gun and ordered them to open the safe.
Kingston Crown Court heard when both men refused to do so and hid under the counter he fled empty-handed on November 19 last year.
Undeterred by his failed mission he returned to the same branch on December 8 where he was recognised by staff who called the police and he was arrested.
The following day he was charged with attempted robbery and possession of a firearm while committing a schedule one offence and subsequently bailed in December.
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Four months later, while still on bail, he assaulted a woman working in Ladbrokes in Edgware while robbing the branch.
The worker sustained a fractured arm after she fell back while struggling with Bailey who fled with £364.59 from the open till.
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He was quickly identified from CCTV at the branch by detectives who were investigating the Kingsbury robbery and he was arrested and charged with robbery.
He pleaded guilty to the charges at an earlier hearing and last week he was jailed.
Detective Sergeant Ben Kennedy, from the Flying Squad at the Met, said: “I am pleased with the sentence that has been handed down by the court. As a result of this investigation a violent robber has been convicted and sentenced to a substantial period in custody.
“The Flying Squad will continue to work with local police officers and our commercial partners to prevent such offences from taking place.”