Search

Camden man jailed for role in moped robbery gang

PUBLISHED: 13:44 28 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:44 28 December 2017

Mominur Rahman, from Camden, has been jailed for 12 years and six months

Mominur Rahman, from Camden, has been jailed for 12 years and six months

Archant

A Camden man has been jailed for over ten years for his part in moped burglaries across London.

Ten men jailed for moped burglaries Ten men jailed for moped burglaries

Mominur Rahman, 22 of Maitland Park Road, Camden, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary. He was sentenced to 12 years and 6 months in jail.

The sentence was one of ten that altogether totalled over 110 years. The ten men were active between May 1 2016 and November 26 2016.

One man, Courtney White, 23, of Higham Road in West Green was found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary, and was jailed for 18 years, the longest sentence for any of the men.

The cost of the phones, and damage to properties affected is estimated to be around £1million.

Rahman was found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday November 23.

The court heard how the men would arrive on mopeds wearing crash helmets and dark clothing before smashing their way into the stores armed with a variety of weapons and ransack the stock room.

Tools such as hammers, knives, portable angle grinders and a battering ram were used to gain access to the shops. During one robbery, a witness was threatened with a firearm.

The phones and tablets were fitted with GPS trackers which were activated when they were moved from the storeroom shelf. This allowed officers to identify where the phones and tablets were at any given time.

Officers tracked the route that one of the phones had taken and identified two suspects at a minicab office.

A crash helmet was also identified as containing the DNA of one of the defendants.

On October 14 2016, the gang targeted a phone shop in Walthamstow. A member of the public called the police and officers followed the suspects on their mopeds with police cars and a helicopter.

During this pursuit, one of the suspects discarded a mobile phone which contained correspondence about the attacks, including text messages about weapons they planned to use.

Six further suspects have been charged in relation to the burglaries and handling stolen goods and will face trial in March 2018.

Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Danny Watts said: “We are very pleased with the totality of the sentences. This sends a clear message to criminals engaged in crimes using mopeds.”

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

12:31

Two men from Camden appeared in court this morning charged with the murder of 25-year-old model Harry Uzoka.

09:43

Two men from Camden have been charged with the murder of model Harry Uzoka.

Yesterday, 13:07

An end is finally in sight after two years of closures on the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line, which has reopened today for what commuters hope is the last time.

Yesterday, 09:58

Construction giant Carillion has said it has “no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect” after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company’s debts.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Protesters packed Islington town hall last night to fight the Whittington Hospital’s contract with Ryhurst, owned by Grenfell Tower-linked Rydon.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The future of George Michael’s tribute garden opposite his Highgate home has been called into question.

Friday, January 12, 2018

A cyclist was left in a critical condition following a collision with a car after which the driver failed to stop.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Food safety officers shut down the Highgate Road restaurant, affiliated with the trendy Soho House group, after discovering breaches of hygiene rules including “a widespread and active rodent infestation resulting in an imminent risk to health.”

PROMOTED CONTENT

Toni Krok, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, has set up a charity to help people living with the condition and their families adjust to the challenges it brings.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now