Members of an London moped group who carried out multiple robberies across London have been jailed.
The gang of twelve men were sentenced to a total of sixty seven years and ten months’ imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court yesterday, Monday, 13 May.
The court heard how the group were responsible for sixteen offences between November 2017 and June 2018, across south and west London boroughs.
Most offences were committed at night and the defendants rode motorcycles and used stolen vehicles. The gangs mostly wore motorcycle helmets in an attempt to conceal their identities according to the police news release.
Detective Inspector Andy Durham, who led the investigation, said: “Operation Fieldhouse was a painstaking investigation which sought to apprehend violent moped criminals.
“Following months of hard work and dedication carried out by my officers, the organised crime group responsible for a series of dangerous offences across London have been brought to justice.
“They terrified their victims during a number of calculated and violent ordeals and will now spend a significant amount of time behind bars.
“In addition to the pain and distress they caused to so many innocent people over the past two years, the cost of their crime spree is estimated to be approximately half a million pounds.
“I hope today’s sentencing highlights that criminality of this kind will not be tolerated in London. We will continue to work tirelessly around the clock to apprehend those involved in these types offences and bring them before the courts.”
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