Man jailed for conspiracy to rob and robberies - South East

23/07/2013

A man has today, Tuesday, 23 July 2013, been sentenced at St Albans Crown Court to a total of 19 years in prison for his part in a series of armed robberies and attempted robberies, which took place across the South East of England in 2007.

Kamarka Brady, aged 29 from South London had been arrested in London on 01 June 2011.  He had been on trial since 27 June 2013, charged with conspiracy to rob Argos stores, robbery of a cash in transit van in Oxford, and robbery of a Coral Bookmakers in High Wycombe, and was found guilty of the offences on Monday, 22 July 2013.

Brady was sentenced to 15 years for the conspiracy to rob Argos stores, 19 years concurrent for the robbery of the Abbey National cash in transit van, and 14 years concurrent for the robbery of the Coral Bookmakers making a total of 19 years imprisonment.

He was part of a gang who disguised themselves in dark clothing and balaclavas, forced their way into stores, threatened staff in most of the offences, and used violence in others.  The crimes committed by the gang left many members of staff traumatised.

Six men have previously been convicted and sentenced as co-conspirators of the crimes.  The combined total of their sentences is over 80 year's imprisonment.

Details of the offences are as follows:

  • 11 June 2007, Argos, Gypsy Lane, Luton, Bedfordshire
  • 19 June 2007, Argos, Apsley Mill Retail Park, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
  • 22 June 2007, Coral Bookmakers, Mill End Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • 28 June 2007, Argos, Rochford Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  • 29 June 2007, Argos, Griffiths Way Retail Park, St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • 12 August 2007, Argos, London Road, Maidstone, Kent
  • 20 August 2007, Argos, Barrey Road, Sevington, Ashford, Kent
  • 21 August 2007, Argos, Colliers End, Greater London
  • 25 August 2007, Argos, Enfield, Greater London
  • 03 September 2007, Argos, Greenbridge Retail Park, Swindon, Wiltshire
  • 13 November 2007, Abbey National, Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire.