Croydon robbers who pounced on G4S guards in £100k cash grab jailed
TWO Croydon robbers who helped their gang of ten snatch more than £100,000 by stealing security cash boxes were today jailed for eight years.
Michael Deegan, 27, and Craig Morris, 22, terrorised and pounced on G4S and Loomis security guards with their entourage over a six month period, overrunning and grabbing the cash laden boxes carried by their victims.
All boxes snatched between January and June last year were broken into and the contents stolen in eight incidents of robbery and attempted robberies in Mitcham, Streatham, Merton and Sutton. One of the robberies took place outside Comet in Purley Way, Croydon. Much of the cash was stained with security dye.
Appearing at Kingston Crown Court, the gang of ten was today sentenced to 50 years behind bars with Deegan, of Gloucester Road, Croydon, and Morris, of Freelands Avenue, South Croydon, given four years each. Both pleaded guilty to their part in the offences at an earlier court appearance.
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DC Will Roscoe said: "This was a prolific gang of robbers specifically targeting cash in transit vans and custodians.
"I have no doubt they would have continued this course of action if it were not for a detailed and targeted operation to identify and arrest them."