Gang jailed for stealing £1million worth of luxury cars in North London
A gang responsible for around 30 vehicle robberies in North London over a six-month period have been jailed.
They targeted luxury cars and followed them around the Wood Green, Bounds Green, Palmers Green and Green Lanes areas, surrounding and threatening drivers with violence.
The luxury vehicles were then taken to breakers yards across London before being shipped abroad where they were re-sold.
Ramzak Ngatika, 19, of Wood Green, was jailed for five years and Melvin Kamara, 18, of Acton, was jailed for three years at Wood Green Crown Court on January 12.
A 17 year old teen received a youth rehabilitation order after pleading guilty to one count of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.
Donte Noble, 19, of Wood Green, on Friday became the final member of the gang to be sentenced when he was jailed for three years and six months at Wood Green Crown Court.
A Police spokesman said: “This group were responsible for a series of terrifying robberies committed over a six-month period across north London.”
“Following a fast-paced and diligent investigation, the suspects were identified and arrested before any more offences could be committed.”
“Since the group were arrested and taken off the streets, there was an 80 per cent reduction in vehicle robberies on the boroughs where they operated.”
“PC Tim Foster from the North Area Robbery Team has been integral to the successful outcome of this investigation. It is meticulous police work like this which helps keep the public safe and put the perpetrators of criminal activity behind bars.”