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Three men jailed for north London robberies

News   •   Jan 29, 2018 16:15 GMT

[Jailed: Paul Sayer]

Three men responsible for a series of robberies from cashpoint delivery drivers in north London have been jailed for a total of 36 years.

Paul Sayer, and his son Reece, worked with Darren Irving to carry out five robberies during a three-month period from 14 April to 3 July 2017.

The offences all involved a cash box being stolen from security guards as they refilled cash machines outside commercial premises.

During two of the offences, the security guard was punched in the head after a hooded robber demanded the cash box.

Flying Squad detectives managed to identify the men responsible for the robberies through extensive analysis of CCTV as well as descriptions of the vehicles used to take the robbers away from the scene.

Irving and Paul Sayer were identified from CCTV footage as being involved in these offences.

Irving was found to be the person who committed the robbery while Sayer acted as the ‘getaway’ driver on each of the offences.

Reece Sayer was linked to the robberies through investigation into the vehicles used in the offences.

Officers arrested Irving, Paul Sayer and Reece Sayer on 7 July 2017.

At Irving's home address, a small amount of dye-stained cash was recovered as well as a small amount of Class A drugs.

At Reece Sayer's address, a stolen black BMW was found parked in the communal car park outside the premises with a cloned number plate.

Further investigation into the vehicle revealed it had been stolen on 13 June 2017 and was the same make and model seen in two of the robbery offences.

Green dye from cash stolen in two of the robberies was also found inside the stolen BMW.

Paul and Reece Sayer were both found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery at a commercial premises after a four-week trial at Wood Green Crown Court.

Irving pleaded guilty to the same charge in November. All three were sentenced on Monday, 29 January at Wood Green Crown Court.

Paul Sayer, 48 (17.07.69), of Cranborne Parade, Potters Bar was sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment.

Darren Irving, 43 (12.05.74), of Spirgurnell Road, Tottenham was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.

Reece Sayer, 24 (3.09.93), Copperwood, Hertford, was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. 

Detective Constable Mark Waker, of the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “These men worked together to carry out a series of cashpoint robberies in a short space of time.

“Violence was used on the security guards and a large degree of planning was demonstrated by the use of stolen vehicles and cloned number plates.

“Flying Squad officers work tirelessly every day to track down and arrest those responsible for these types of offences.”