Two men found guilty of their involvement in a gunpoint robbery have been jailed.
Samuel Gbo, 19 (20.02.00) of no fixed address, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery; two counts of conspiracy to possess an imitation firearm; and, possession of an offensive weapon following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court which concluded on Tuesday, 9 July.
He was jailed for 14-and-a-half years, having also been sentenced for GBH in relation to a separate incident.
Co-defendant Kieyenlamar Parry-Mclune, 24 (15.12.1994) of Nags Head Road, EN3 was found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery, two counts of conspiracy to possess an imitation firearm.
Parry-Mclune was sentenced to a total of nine years, having also been sentenced for an unrelated drugs supply matter.
The victim, a 30-year-old man, was sitting in his vehicle on Lawrence Road, N15 at around 21:00hrs on Wednesday, 9 January when he was approached by a group of men. One was holding a shotgun, and the rest were carrying knives.
The victim’s bank card was stolen, and later used to make purchases at a supermarket and fast food outlet in north London.
Trident detectives from Specialist Crime led the investigation, and following a week of complex CCTV, telephone and forensic enquiries, six people were arrested.
Gbo was arrested on Tuesday, 15 January following a vehicle pursuit, during which he attempted to discard a large knife. Parry-Mclune was arrested two days later. Both were subsequently charged.
The shotgun was never recovered.
Detective Constable Karl Latham, said: “The use of firearms on London’s streets, and violence of this nature is shocking and as the result of solid police work, these defendants were quickly arrested and in custody.
"We will continue our efforts to target violent criminals who don’t think twice about using dangerous weapons and violence.”
+ Kaylim Adams, 22 (03.08.97) of no fixed address, pleaded to two counts of fraud offences in relation to using the bank card stolen from the victim during this offence. He was sentenced to time served and released.
The sentencing took place on Tuesday, 15 October.
Three other defendants were found not guilty of robbery and weapon offences.