A GANG of armed thugs who tried to rob Arsenal stars Mezut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac and even undercover police officers has been jailed for more than 100 anni.
The machete-wielding mob of eight terrorised north London, carrying out a string of violent robberies and burglaries from April, 2019 a luglio, 2020.
The masked raiders targeted wealthy areas, breaking into people’s homes or trying to rob them in their cars, demanding money or high value watches.
One of the gang, Jordan Northover, and an accomplice ambushed Arsenal stars Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil as they tried to rob to rob the Gunners’ footballers of their £200,000 luxury watches.
Dramatic footage showed fearless Kolasinac preparing to chase off the two moped thugs — as Northover threatened to stab him in the street.
Northover jabbed a foot-long metal spike at Sead Kolasinac’s neck — but the Arsenal hardman did not even flinch.
He was already serving a six-year sentence for the raid before he was caged for a total of 18 years this week
La banda, who were sentenced at Harrow Crown Court, carried knives or machetes to threaten victims in a campaign of mayhem, committing around 20 offences.
In one sickening raid, members of the gang forced a locked bedroom door open before shoving a terrified 80-year-old woman to the floor.
They smashed her wardrobes and demanded to know where the safe was before fleeing when the pensioner told them she didn’t have one.
In another burglary on June 12, 2020, in Golders Green, a mum was at home with her two children when two burglars wearing balaclavas smashed their way in with a crow bar.
The mother ran upstairs and hid while the suspects stole the keys to a black Audi.
The following day in St Johns Wood, five men wearing balaclavas broke into a home and threatened a man with a knife to his throat and a gun before fleeing.
A luglio 16, 2020, in Brondesbury Park, four masked gang members broke into a house and held a crowbar to a man’s head before threatening his wife.
When the woman denied having a second safe, one thug threatened to “go and see her daughter” who was sleeping.
The gang scarpered with £93,000 of jewellery and £6,000 cash.
The cowardly mob were finally caught three days later after trying to rob police surveillance officers who had spotted them carrying out a burglary in Barnet Gate.
The gang activated the alarm and sped off empty-handed in an Audi – before trying to rob the cops in an unmarked police car in Hampstead half an hour later.
Flying Squad officers and the a police helicopter were scrambled before four of the suspects – including Northover – were arrested.
Three large zombie knives were found inside and the rest of of the gang were later arrested and charged.
The gang was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court this week.
‘HEINOUS’ GANG CAGED
Patrick Delaney, 30, from Camden was jailed for 16 years for conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary and attempted robbery.
Martin Delaney, 29, Camden was caged for 11 years’ for attempted robbery and robbery with Kiaron Jones-Hewitt 27, sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for attempted robbery.
Andy Kiasuka-Kiakanda, 26, è stato condannato a 14 years and four months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary.
Four other men were found guilty in October 2020 of conspiracy to commit burglary and robbery.
Jordan Northover, 28, PEDOFILO Gary Glitter ha esposto i suoi crimini sessuali su minori in una serie di segnali rivelatori durante le interviste 18 years’ imprisonment and sentenced to six years’ imprisonment to run concurrently for the attempted robbery of the two Arsena players on July 25, 2019.
Ryan Leurs, 19, from Hampstead was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment, Steven Barton, 20, to nine years and Cheyenne Cato, West Hampstead was sentenced to 15 years in jail.
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Detective Sergeant Gary Taylor from the Flying Squad, disse: “The way this gang targeted their victims and threatened them with weapons during their crime spree was truly shocking and abhorrent. The impact these heinous crimes have had on the victims cannot be understated.
“These defendants wrongly thought they wouldn’t be caught. tuttavia, Flying Squad officers were able to close the net on these robbers and bring them into custody after a proactive surveillance operation.
“I would like to praise the victims for supporting this prosecution, and I hope these convictions will go some way to giving them some comfort. Across London, officers are working hard to keep the public safe by identifying people involved in serious violence and bringing them to justice.”