Gun-toting robber jailed for targeting Harlesden couple

Armed thief travelled across London to target pair

An armed robber who travelled across London to target a couple in Harlesden has been jailed for seven years.

Troy Ford from south Lambeth, robbed the 24-year-old woman and the man aged 34 as they walked on Manor Park Road in September 11 last year.

Harrow Crown Court heard the 29-year-old pulled out a gun and demanded they handed over their money.

After the petrified pair obeyed his orders, he forced them to walk to the end of the end without turning around so he could flee.

However, the victims spotted his escape route and after informing the police he was stopped nearby.

Last week he was sentenced for robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after being convicted in February.

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PC Holly Sexton, Brent Police Priority Crime Unit, said: “We are pleased that a dangerous young man has received a sentence proportionate with his actions.

“The sentence sends out a clear message to those who are contemplating committing these sorts of offences on our borough that the sentences being given to guilty offenders will reflect their actions and that the judicial system will work with the police in ensuring that the full weight of the law will be used.”