Police release images of escaped prisoner who carried out £34,000 robbery spree

David Curwin has been jailed for life

David Curwin has been jailed for life - Credit: Archant

David Curwin targeted banks and bookmakers, including two branches in Wembley

David Curwin targted two branches in Wembley during his robbery spree

David Curwin targted two branches in Wembley during his robbery spree - Credit: Archant

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.


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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.

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He was sentenced by judge Andrew Campbell at Kingston Crown Court

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