Armed robbers jailed

A GANG of armed robbers who held up a supermarket have been jailed.

The foursome, which includes Walthamstow man Ahmed Sufi, 23, pleaded guilty after a Co-operative store in Ealing was targeted back in February.

Isleworth Crown Court heard that two of the men burst into the supermarket and threatened staff with a silver revolver handgun.

The duo then made off after terrified workers handed over cash from the tills.

But barely half an hour later police stopped a car containing the gang.

All four men were arrested and charged with conspiracy to rob the Co-Op and possession of an imitation firearm.

Sufi, of Belgrave Road, was sentenced to three years six months, while his accomplices were also jailed.

Mursal Yahye, 23, of Maple Road in Hayes, got three years, Khalid Farah, 21, was sentenced to two years six months, and Abdi Rizak Mohammed Abdullah, 21, was ordered to serve five years.

Detective Chief Inspector Harry Hennigan said: "The fast thinking and keen eye of officers ensured that these men have been brought to justice."

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8:21am Thu 8 Nov 12

Wizza_b says...

Yet again, light sentences.
Yet again, light sentences. Wizza_b

9:49am Thu 8 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Less than 4 years for armed robbery these days. Unbelievable. To think that kids were being hung for minor stealing a bit of food in Victorian Times.

Light sentences will not rehabilitate people.
Less than 4 years for armed robbery these days. Unbelievable. To think that kids were being hung for minor stealing a bit of food in Victorian Times. Light sentences will not rehabilitate people. Cornbeefur

10:26am Thu 8 Nov 12

Walthamster says...

The sentences really do make you wonder. You could do this quite comfortably for a living, terrorising and possibly injuring people at work. The risk of a short prison sentence is no deterrent if you thought it wouldn't happen often. You could count the time spent in prison the way other people invest time in studying. It seems very unfair to the people they attack.
The sentences really do make you wonder. You could do this quite comfortably for a living, terrorising and possibly injuring people at work. The risk of a short prison sentence is no deterrent if you thought it wouldn't happen often. You could count the time spent in prison the way other people invest time in studying. It seems very unfair to the people they attack. Walthamster

11:33am Thu 8 Nov 12

Wizza_b says...

I don`t even think that they deserve to be rehabilitated. But`s that`s another story I guess.
I don`t even think that they deserve to be rehabilitated. But`s that`s another story I guess. Wizza_b

11:33am Thu 8 Nov 12

Wizza_b says...

I don`t even think that they deserve to be rehabilitated. But that`s another story I guess.
I don`t even think that they deserve to be rehabilitated. But that`s another story I guess. Wizza_b

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