Final man sentenced in robbery and fraud case

19/02/2015

Younis Kamali was sentenced today for one count of fraud at Kingston Crown Court. Kamali was convicted for using the cheque card of a woman who was robbed in her home in February 2013. Amran Naaim, Nsimba Malungo and Sean Hylton were sentenced for the robbery and fraud on 18 December 2014.

Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said: "This was a terrifying attack on a woman late at night in her own home. These four men targeted the victim in an organised series of events, each with their own role to play.

"The victim had been taking money from a cash machine when she was spotted by Younis Kamali. Kamali diverted the attention of the victim's taxi driver who had been keeping an eye on his passenger.  Amran Naaim, Sean Hylton and Nsimba Malungo waited in a car nearby.

"The defendants then followed the victim's taxi to her home address where they waited for her to leave the taxi and enter her home. Around 1.30am Hylton and Malungo then went up to her house and rang the doorbell.

"Assuming it was the taxi driver the victim opened her door and was knocked back with such force that she fell to the ground. The two men then charged into her home took her handbag and its contents before fleeing the scene. Thereafter, the defendants then went on a spending spree using the victim's cheque card.

"Everyone is entitled to feel safe in their home, and this right was completely violated by the callous actions of the defendants.

"At CPS London we are committed to tackling this type of violent crime and will continue to work closely with our police partners to make the capital a safer place."

Background

Defendants and sentences:

Younis Kamali, 20
Fraud - 12 months community service order
150 hours unpaid work
36 hours at an attendance centre
Acquitted of robbery

Nsimba Malungo, 23
Robbery - 6 years and 6 months imprisonment
Fraud - 18 months concurrent
Suspended Sentence Order activated, 3 months concurrent

Sean Hylton, 23
Robbery - 6 years and 6 months imprisonment
Fraud - 18 months concurrent
Suspended Sentence Order activated, 9 months concurrent

Amran Naaim, 21 (convicted and sentenced in absence)
Robbery - 8 years and 6 months imprisonment
Fraud - 30 months concurrent

Alexandru Pascu, 31, was acquitted of robbery and fraud after trial