Kingsbury man jailed for role in a series of robberies
A Kingsbury man has been jailed for six years for his part in five robberies.
A Kingsbury man has been jailed for six years for his part in five robberies all undertaken within just two days.
Aaron Williams, 26, of Church Lane, teamed up with Jamie Owen, 23, and Luke Barnard, 19, to targeted banks, bookmakers and a post office, all in Harrow, on July 27 and 28 last year.
Harrow Crown Court heard all three were snared after the Met’s Flying Squad carried out a surveillance operation in the area following the robberies.
The trio were spotted in a green Vauxhall Tigra, which had been linked to several robberies, which made its way to Kenton.
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Williams and another man entered the Ladbrokes in Kenton Park Parade where they demanded cash before fleeing empty handed in the vehicle.
The car was stopped and all three arrested.
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Williams and Barnard both admitted five counts of conspiracy to rob and possession of a firearm.
Barnard, from Harrow, was sentenced to four years.
Owen, from Stanmore, who admitted 12 counts of conspiracy to rob and possession of a firearm between July 8 - 8 was jailed for six years.
Detective Chief Inspector Harry Hennigan, investigating officer, said: “The weight of evidence gathered and presented against the defendants at court resulted in them pleading guilty.
“This brings to a conclusion a very successful investigation by Flying Squad officers and highlights our commitment to tackling gun crime and removing dangerous offenders from our communities.”