Gang jailed for Selfridges smash-and-grab robbery
- 19 August 2014
- From the section London
A gang has been jailed over a smash-and-grab raid at the flagship Selfridges store in central London.
Watches worth £1.5m were stolen when the Oxford Street store was targeted by robbers wearing burkas on 6 June 2013.
Ritchie Graham, 24, Vincent Bellamy, 37, Kris Monaghan, 25, Ian Rawlings, 31, were convicted of conspiracy to rob and jailed for between 10 and 15 years.
Sam Curtin, 25, and Connor Groake, 20, both from Islington, were jailed last year after admitting conspiracy to rob.
The men were sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on Monday.
Moped used in raid
Graham, of Southgate Road, Islington, was jailed for 15 years after being found guilty in May of conspiracy to commit robbery at Selfridges.
He was also convicted of conspiracy to rob Robert Gatward Jewellers in Windsor in April 2013 and jailed for nine years. The sentences will run concurrently.
Bellamy, of no fixed abode, was found guilty in May of conspiracy to commit robbery at Selfridges and sentenced to 15 years.
In January, Monaghan, from Southgate Road, Islington, and Rawlings, of no fixed abode, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery at Selfridges.
Both were jailed for 10 years.
Rawlins was also sentenced to eight years in jail, to run concurrently, for a robbery at Westfield Shopping Centre in September last year.
In July last year, Groake, of Holloway Road, and Curtin, from Wheelwright Street, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob Selfridges and aggravated vehicle taking.
Groake was jailed for eight years while Curtin got 10 years with three years extended licence.
They were on a Vespa moped which was used in the raid, but crashed some distance away from the store following the robbery.
On Monday, Curtin was sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to rob over the raid in Windsor. Both his sentences will run concurrently.
Leon Wright, 26, of Coleridge Road, Crouch End, was acquitted of conspiracy to commit robbery.