Teenagers jailed for Longfield jewellers armed robbery
PUBLISHED: 11:46 13 November 2012
Two schoolboys have been jailed for an armed robbery on Longfield jewellers Bourne and Kemp where they used prosthetics and wigs as a disguise.
Miles Alura, 16, of Camden Road, Camden, and a 15-year-old from Holloway, who cannot be named, entered the shop on July 3 with Alura donning facial prosthetics, make-up and a wig to look like an elderly man.
The pair both drew imitation handguns on terrified staff and used handcuffs and a dog lead to tie them up before making off with more than £50,000 worth of jewellery.
A passerby had seen the attack and police arrived and chased the boys, catching Alura with the stolen jewellery in a nearby garden and arresting his accomplice three miles away in a field.
They both pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court to conspiracy to rob and possession of an imitation firearm and on Friday (9).
Alura was sentenced to five years and the 15-year-old was handed a 12-month detention and training order.
A third boy, aged 16, from Stoke Newington, received a three year sentence for helping plan the robbery in Longfield and for committing an earlier robbery with Alura in Mayfair in June.