CCTV Shows Gang Ransacking Shops in Broad Daylight During Three-Month Spree

James Rush, Daily Mail (London), February 10, 2013

A gang of a dozen youths ransacked 45 mobile phone shops, wrenching handsets and tablets worth hundreds of thousands of pounds from displays, a court has heard.

They ‘steamed’ into stores across London in a three-month spree last summer, Croydon Crown Court heard.

Innocent members of the public were often caught up in the fracas, as the gang pushed them out of the way after rushing into the shop, crowding into customers, and violently wrenching the stock from displays complete with wires.

The 12 youths who are aged 17 and 18, targeted Carphone Warehouse, O2 and Vodafone stores across London, in a three month spree last summer.


The group, who were arrested following an intelligence led operation by the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPC), stole stock from 45 separate shops targeted between June and August last year.

Travelling in groups of between four and 12 at a time, the gang would meet at transport hubs before travelling to the venue they planned to target.

The gang were sentenced on Tuesday after they all pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit burglary.

Christopher Street, 19, from South Norwood, south London, was jailed to eight months suspended for 12 months, with 200 hours community service.
Laphaniel Fisher, 18, of Streatham, south London, was jailed for nine months and Nyron Worrell, 18, of Thornton Heath, south London, was jailed for 12 months, suspended for two years.

Simon Hibbert 18, of Thornton Heath, south London, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years and 200 hours community service.

Kwasi Owusu Amankwaa, 18, of Thornton Heath, south London, is due to be sentenced next month.

Seven members of the gang who are aged 17, cannot be named for legal reasons.

Two of the youths, who are from the Croydon area, were jailed for 12 months, and another two youths, from Croydon, were jailed for 18 months and nine months.

A 17-year-old boy from Lambeth was also jailed for 12 months and another 17-year-old from Croydon was given a youth rehabilitation order for 18 months.

Another 17-year-old, from Croydon, failed to appear at court and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Detective Chief Inspector Robert Mahoney from the NMPCU said: ‘Due to the hard work and dedication of officers from the NMPCU, a 12-strong Croydon street gang have been successfully convicted of serious offences that took place all over London.

‘These convictions should act as a warning that the MPS will robustly and swiftly deal with those who use intimidation to fulfill their greed.’

[Editor’s Note: Pictures of the perpetrators and more surveillance video stills are available at the original article link below.]

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  • Garrett Brown

    “Youths”- Gets me every time.

    • Robert Binion

      Yes, were invading Huns, Romans, Vikings or Japanese ever designated “youths”?

      • C_C_Conrad

        Well you see, the youths were INVITED IN. That’s the difference.


        Jack’s War

      • Extropico

        That’s rayciss to call them invaders! They were just naturally conservative family values coalitions in search of a better life.

  • Richard from Vancouver

    I had a look at the photographs of the “youths” in the original article. Seldom have I seen such a mean-looking, vicious lot. All the youths are black except one mixed race lad. One of the youths looks mentally retarded. Cell phone crime seems to be epidemic in the UK. As I’ve said before, Britain is a mess. Enoch Powell’s predictions have come true. That’s not to say we don’t have our problems in North America, but gone are the days of a Britain that resembles programming on PBS.

    • josh

      Why? they look like any other youths you’d see skulking around in a hoodie.

    • David Brims

      According to the English 2011 Census results, London is now majority black / muslim. It’s like the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

    • There is certainly a disconnect between the old stereotype of England and how it is today. Even films from the 1980’s look unbelievably different. It has been a rapid and deep alteration of Britain. The surroundings still look British, but it is no longer Britain in vast swathes of the country.


  • Ulick

    How can people deny that blacks are more violent and criminal prone? What more evidence are they waiting for? And once you establish that they’re more violent and criminal, then why would you import them into your nation like Great Britain is doing?

    • LastBastionOfHope

      I think even the most liberal people know deep, deeeeeep down that they are more violent and criminal by nature, but they suppress those thoughts the second they enter their head. Then they feel they are racist for even thinking they might just be more violent, so they drop down to the ground and kiss the feet of the next black man they see in an attempt to repent.

      • So CAL Snowman

        Indeed, liberals drug their hearts with doublespeak/doublethink as it helps to keep their conscience’s clean, yet they are always careful about what they hear.

      • zanegray

        It’s no surprise that many white liberals are atheists.

        They have replaced old style morality and conscience with a bogus guilt driven rights entitlement and just aren’t smart enough to distinguish the difference.

        We need a latter day Sigmund Freud to delve into all this.

        Deep waters.

      • saxonsun

        Of course they know. They aren’t falling over each other to move to the ghetto.

    • Lewis Anderson

      I think history has shown that humanity NEVER reacts to social problems until something devastating happens.

      Notice how no one saw a problem with war until World War I and II devastated the entire continent of Europe.

      No one saw Communism as THAT bad until it turned out that 30 million people were killed.

      No one saw antisemitism as a serious thing until Hitler went all the way.

      People are never going to react until there is a collapse or until whites are made seriously uncomfortable for a long time.

    • tickyul

      After the denial-phase is when Libscum go into the excuses-phase.

    • David Brims

      White Liberals will always make excuse for black criminality, because Liberalism is a mental illness.

  • nobody special

    In the 18th and early 19th centuries you would have been lucky to be transported to Australia for stealing from shops. Such convicts were known as “government men”. If you weren’t lucky you could end your days at the end of a rope.

    Of course, the people who helped build a first class civilization on the far side of the globe were white. Nobody would want this lot, except the current administration in Washington.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    You gotta pay the Diversity Tax somehow.

  • professor

    Many years ago I lived in Europe and ran across quite a few Brits who casigated the US for our supposed maltreatment of blacks. I told them, at that time, that they didn’t really have our experience with them but they still persisted in the gloriousness of viewing from afar. The chickens have now come home to roost and their society seems to be quite the mess with all of the immigration that they have allowed. Soon you won’t recognize the place, a real pity actually.

    • Brian

      I read an amusing story of a White Brit who visited the US and drank at a bar with Americans. He stated that British people would never treat Blacks with the racism he saw, they would treat Blacks fairly, etc.
      The town Sheriff, sitting nearby listening quietly, chimed in with “When you get them, you’re going to Hate them”.

    • David Brims

      The further away whites live from blacks, the more ignorant, naive and foolish they are about black behavior.

      When a neighborhood, city or region becomes majority black, then it’s too late, the damage is done.

    • Runciman

      It is more than that. The UK and the EU, especially the Irish, felt that because the US “mistreated” the third world, the third world populations that were so mistreated by the heartless US must be superior in some way. They fetishized the third world. – this is very true in Northern Europe and Ireland. They actively sought out third world populations, bizarrely, as validating their “anti-imperialist, anti-American anti-zionist” world view . It sounds strange but this is what I sensed when there. Now they have these unassimilated populations that they can neither digest nor kick out and who make life very unpleasant for them. It is a pity, I agree. I fear, especially in the UK, they are beyond the tipping point. I hope not.

  • IstvanIN

    I am assuming these are Scots who moved to England to wreak havoc in London?

    • David Brims

      What is interesting about the race riots in 2011 is not that it happened, but where they didn’t happen. There was riots in London and other English cities, with large black populations. Yet there was no riots in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, no black populations.

      This is changing now, due to Tony Blair’s Labour governments 1997 -2010 dispersal policy of African immigrants.

      • rightrightright

        The BBC, The Independent and The Guardian (two off the wall hard left newspapers) cannot bring themselves to say the word “English”. We have been written out. But when the riots happened, suddenly they were the “English” riots.

    • rightrightright

      Scottish football fans who come down to England to support their teams are utterly disgusting. They could teach Africans a thing or two about vile behaviour.

      • KenelmDigby

        The so-called ‘home international’ annual fixture match between Engalnd and Scotalnd were stopped back in the 80s because of this.
        Rod Stewart famously claimed he was part of a mob that carved up the Wembley pitch in order to take bits of turf back as souvenirs, after a famous Scottish victory.

  • The__Bobster

    With the advances in communication technologies, new Afrovoodoo pathologies travel around the world within days. They can no longer be isolated.

    G-noses aren’t able to invent electronic gadgets, but these devices put their T B B on steroids.

  • NSA

    Well these youths are poor and poor people steel cell phones and air Jordan’s all the time. They have to feed their starving families somehow. It’s not these poor adult (weren’t they almost all over 18?) youths fault that society keeps them in violet disadvantaged neighborhoods because of racism.

    And whites do this all the time to. But because of their white privilege the media covers it up.

  • bigone4u

    Gun control laws have disarmed the Brits. And as they say, when seconds count the police are always ten minutes away. I haven’t seen stories about flash mobs in Texas. There’s a reason.
    No word in the story about possibly deporting the trash. Sadly, they were probably born in England, which is going to be responsible for them for the next 60 years.

    • dr mike savage

      there have been black mob attacks in dallas as well as va.

  • josh

    Fix the schools,I say! These poor youths are denied a quality education! They turn to crime because they have no hope! No hope of jobs! They dont want to be out at all hours running the streets,causing havoc,stealing and looting! No,they desire with all their lil hearts to be working in a cubicle,8 hours a day,doing what they rae told. Its every blacks dream!

  • Joseph

    I hope these darkies “enrich” Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey in the same way so that these enablers enjoy the full effect of diversity.

  • LHathaway

    “I think even the most liberal people know deep, deeeeeep down that they are more violent and criminal by nature, but they suppress those thoughts the second they enter their head”.

    They will call for more non-white immigration. They will claim, britain is the most racist nation on earth, etc, and then act to bring more people of color there.

  • David Brims

    What happens in America, Britain and the rest of Europe gets in 10 years time

  • rightrightright

    Then they go to a cosy prison for a short playtime break, get converted to the criminals’ religion and come out zealous to get cracking with theft and violence jihad. Ain’t life grand?

  • KenelmDigby

    Have you ever seen wildlife footage of a pack of baboons robbing a farmer’s field?
    The analogy is obvious.

  • HadEnough

    Damn those “youths”! They’re everywhere. It’s amazing how every western nation has a “youth” problem.

  • jay11

    Those were pretty light sentences for organized terrorism/theft.

    • Wednesday

      Which is why the UK does not have a future.

  • Observer

    Stupid Limeys

  • Duncan

    Why are cell phones so fascinating for blacks?

    They go to any lengths to obtain them (usually criminal) and this is a worldwide phenomena.

    Cell phones are (almost) objects of desire that are on par as what white poontang is for them.

    • Because it gives them the ability to remain in constant communication with each other and whoever else they think needs to hear what they have to say. Get into a room with enough blacks without cell phones, experience the noise, and you’ll understand what I just told you.

      • Duncan

        I would never get into a room full of blacks if I can help it.
        Their acrid ammonia laced body odor funk is more than enough to make me vomit.