Three males have been sentenced following a spate of moped-enabled snatches in Westminster, Hackney and the City of London.
Jack Burt, 22 (08.08.95) of Britannia Row, Islington and Jack Marsh, 21 (04.03.96) of Canalside Square, Islington were each sentenced on Tuesday, 6 February, at Southwark Crown Court to two years and four months' imprisonment.
They were further sentenced to a two-year disqualification from driving and a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) excluding them from Westminster following their release from prison.
A 17-year-old youth from Islington was sentenced on Friday, 2 February, at Chelmsford Youth Court to a six-month Detention and Training Order. He also received a two-year CBO excluding his from Westminster and a £30 victim surcharge.
All three pleaded guilty to six counts of theft.
At around 02:15hrs on Tuesday, 2 January, police received reports of moped-enabled snatches committed in Westminster, Hackney and the City of London.
These offences were investigated by detectives from the Westminster Crime Squad.
At 03:05hrs that morning, police located two mopeds with three occupants in Kings Cross.
The riders initially failed to stop for police, and as a result both mopeds were stopped using authorised tactics and the occupants were detained and arrested.
Ten mobile phones were recovered from them - several being identified as stolen in robberies that had occurred on the morning of 2 January.
All three males were charged with six counts of theft in the early hours of Wednesday, 3 January. They entered guilty pleas and were sentenced as above.