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Robber on moped is jailed for eight years

Barnsbury man was part of sledge­hammer gang that carried out raid on watches store in the West End

13 July, 2018

Jailed: Jamie Farrell

A MOPED robber whose gang used sledge­hammers to smash through a display in a West End store was sentenced to eight years behind bars on Monday.

Jamie Farrell, 31, from Barnsbury, was part of a group of six men on three mopeds and a motorbike who carried out a morning raid at Watches of Switzerland in Regent Street on June 5.

The terrifying attack saw a moped rammed into the doors of the store to prevent them closing while three men in crash helmets attacked display cases with sledgehammers, taking £440,000 worth of watches.

Half a dozen Rolex watches were recovered at an address in Islington near the spot where a moped was abandoned.


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