A Nigerian man, Nathan Ugbaja, 29, and Cameron Weston, 29, have been charged and Jailed in the UK for 18 years for submitting in excess of twelve outfitted armed robberies at bookmakers across over London.
The Duo was charged with conspiracy to rob and possession of gun in May 2018. Weston pleaded guilty and Ugbaja was found guilty on Monday, 12 November following a six-day preliminary at Kingston Crown Court in London.
The two litigants were imprisoned on Wednesday, 28 November at a similar court. Weston was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment, and Ugbaja was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.
security Detectives from the Met’s Flying Squad propelled an investigation concerning series of robberies in December 2017. Over the span of the five-month investigating officers used a range of tactics to identify and track Weston and Ugbaja.
Detectives found a scope of measurable and CCTV proof which connected the match to the offenses. Investigation of the presumes’ telephones additionally situated them in the area of the offenses on each event. Weston and Ugbaja were responsible for a total of 20 robberies
which took place between 27 December 2017 and Friday, 25 May.
The initial six offenses occurred inside a mile sweep of one another in the Battersea zone, and around a mile far from Weston’s place of residence. Weston and Ugbaja then moved their offending further afield to south of Battersea and into Croydon and Bromley.
Covert surveillance was conducted on the pair, and Weston was arrested by officers from the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command subsequent to submitting three offenses in a single day.
When arrested, Weston was found possessing an impersonation gun and clothing from the robberies, Metropolitan Police investigates said.
Detective Sergeant Tim Fines, from the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “This was a painstaking investigation which spanned many months. “I am also grateful to our colleagues in the Specialist Firearms Command who assisted us in arresting these violent offenders.
“These suspects were incredibly audacious and committed a number of offences in the same day, and often around the corner from their home addresses. “I am proud of the officers who worked for months on this case showcasing dedication and professionalism throughout.