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Moped smash and grab robbery gang from Islington, Camden and Hackney will be sentenced today

PUBLISHED: 11:33 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 21 December 2017

Convicted:  (top row left to right) Chris Costi, Bobby Kennedy, Alfie Kennedy, Adam Atallah, Dylan Castano-Lopez, (bottom row left to right) Courtney White, Mominur Rahman, Mohammed Anwar Hussain, Chang Mabiala and Mohammed Imran Ali. Picture credit: Met Police

Convicted: (top row left to right) Chris Costi, Bobby Kennedy, Alfie Kennedy, Adam Atallah, Dylan Castano-Lopez, (bottom row left to right) Courtney White, Mominur Rahman, Mohammed Anwar Hussain, Chang Mabiala and Mohammed Imran Ali. Picture credit: Met Police

A moped gang from Islington, Camden and Hackney who carried out a £1million spree of armed raids on mobile phone shops will be sentenced today.

Convicted robbers

Chris Costi, 19, from Hackney, and Bobby Kennedy, 22, from Islington, Courtney White, 23, from Tottenham, Mominur Rahman, 22, from Camden, Mohammed Hussain, 24, from Hackney, and Chang Mabiala, 21, from Islington, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary.

Alfie Kennedy, 21, from Hoxton, Dylan Castano Lopez, 20, from Camberwell, Adam Attalah, 21, of no fixed address, and Mohammed Ali, 24, from Hackney, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary.

Police believe the mob, armed with hammers, knives, angle grinders and a battering ram, were behind 17 burglaries in stores across east and north London.

During one of the robberies a witness was threatened with a firearm and security staff were beaten as they guarded the shops overnight, police said.

The 10 men either admitted or were convicted of taking part in the burglaries, which took place between May and November last year.

They will appear before the Old Bailey today.

Detective Superintendent Sean Yates, of Operation Venice which investigates moped-enabled crime, previously said: “This case has led to dangerous individuals being taken off the streets; ultimately stopping them from committing more offences and causing serious injury to potential victims.

“We are committed to relentlessly pursue those violent criminals who blight the communities they live in.”

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