Final gang member jailed for ‘series of terrifying robberies’ of around 30 cars
The final member of a gang responsible for a string of “terrifying” car robberies worth an estimated total of more than £1 million has been jailed.
Don Noble, 19, of Crofts Lane in Wood Green was jailed for three years and six months at Wood Green Crown Court on January 27 for his involvement in the robberies between April and August 2021.
A Met Police investigation into the incidents, which all took place around Bounds Green, Palmers Green and Green Lanes, identified the group as behind roughly 30 car robberies, with police estimating the total value of the vehicles as in excess of £1 million.
Luxury cars were intentionally identified, with the group surrounding them with their vehicles before threatening the drivers with violence, often at knifepoint, if they did not comply. Minor injuries were sustained by the victims.
The vehicles were then taken to breakers yards throughout London, before being shipped abroad and sold.
Two other members of the gang were previously jailed. Ramzak Ngatika, 19, of Lymington Avenue, Wood Green, received five years, and Melvin Kamara, 18, of Seacole Close, Acton, was jailed for three years at Wood Green Crown Court on January 12 2023.
A fourth male, then aged 17, received a youth rehabilitation order, after pleading guilty to one count of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in August 2021.
Acting detective sergeant Daryl Belsey of the Met’s North Area Robbery Team said: “This group were responsible for a series of terrifying robberies committed over a six-month period across north London.
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“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.”