(LONDON) Croydon Crown Court Report: Three men have been jailed for a series of linked knifepoint robberies in the south of the capital after forensic evidence linked them to the crime scenes #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.20: The trio were part of a gang which carried out a series of knifepoint commercial robberies in Sutton, Croydon and Lambeth between 23 October and 25 November 2019.

Three jailed after forensic evidence links them to series of knifepoint robberies in south London

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Sean Tuso 21 (06.08.99) of Belmont Road, Wallington, Surrey was sentenced to six years in prison for conspiracy to rob. This comes after he was found guilty following a two week trial at Croydon Crown Court that concluded on 4 December 2020.

Joshua Norris 22 (11.12.99) of Colliers Water Lane, Thornton Heath was sentenced to four years and four months in prison for robbery and for handling stolen goods. This follows a guilty plea entered at Croydon Crown on 25 September 2020.

Joseph Hamilton-Peart 20 (19.05.00) of Craignish Avenue SW16 was sentenced to three years in prison for attempted robbery. He entered a guilty plea at Croydon Crown Court on 25 September 2020.

All three were sentenced on Wednesday, 16 June, at Croydon Crown Court.

This investigation was led by officers from Operation Venice.

In each of the robberies, the suspects arrived at the venues on mopeds, wearing crash helmets and dark clothing.

They entered the convenience stores armed with Rambo knives and hammers which were used to threaten store owners and shoppers. They then stole cash from the tills, cigarettes and bottles of alcohol.

Although CCTV was obtained from each venue, the suspects’ faces were covered and therefore officers had to rely on forensic evidence.

During the first offence, a hammer was left behind by one of the suspects and a forensic examination revealed a partial DNA match to Joshua Norris.

Sean Tuso was arrested on 31 December 2019 by officers from the Venice Investigation Team. Tuso was found to have a stolen Honda moped in his rear garden, which had a padlock on the rear wheel. He had the padlock key in his possession when arrested. He was later charged and remanded into custody.

Officers examined CCTV from the hostel where Tuso resided and identified Joshua Norris, who was wearing the same clothing from one of the robberies.

Norris was arrested at his home address in Thornton Heath on 17 January 2020,where he was found to have a crash helmet in his room, the same as one worn by one of the suspects in CCTV from some of the robberies.

Found outside his address was a stolen motorcycle false plates which had been stolen in a burglary in the Merton area between 8 and 9 September 2019. Norris had a key in his room which fitted a silver padlock on the front wheel to this bike.

The third suspect, Joseph Hamilton-Peart, was identified as being an associate of both Tuso and Norris.

Forensic phone evidence from Tuso’s phone showed videos of the suspects posing with the clothing and knives used in the robberies. A fingerprint belonging to Hamilton-Peart was also found on a Rambo knife located at the scene of an attempted robbery.

Hamilton-Peart was circulated as wanted and after a manhunt he was arrested and charged 1 April 2020.

A total of £24,000 worth of cash, alcohol and cigarettes was stolen during the spree.

Police Constable Tadas Balnys, from Operation Venice, said:“These men terrorised shops in south London over a four week period, visiting mainly at night and threatening staff with knives and using violence to steal cash, alcohol and cigarettes: Their spree was stopped thanks to the meticulous investigation by Venice officers which required diligent forensic work. The fingerprint, phone and DNA evidence in this investigation was vital in identifying each of the criminals. It highlights the proactive work we do every day to ensure serious offenders are identified and brought to justice: I hope that the verdict and sentencing helps to reassure the community that the Metropolitan Police are there to keep London safe. We are committed to tackling violent crime and have no tolerance for criminals who commit senseless acts of violence.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.20: 2021:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) GM Police Report: At around 10.50pm last night (Thursday 28 May 2021), police were made aware by the council of a disturbance at Piccadilly Gardens that resulted in stabbings #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.30: Officers attended and identified three men – aged between 23 and 31 – who had injuries consistent with stab wounds:

GMP Officers: ‘Have arrested two teens after three men were stabbed during an altercation in Piccadilly Gardens and enquiries have established that a group of people were fighting with knives’

Two of the men were taken to hospital with serious injuries and the third man was taken to hospital with minor injuries. All three men remain there for treatment: This is believed to be an isolated incident with no wider risk to the public: Two males – aged 17 and 18 – have been arrested on suspicion of assault. They remain in custody for questioning:

Chief Inspector David Henthorne, Force Critical Incident Manager for GMP, said: “Three men are in hospital as a result of this shocking incident in which a group of men, who were wielding knives engaged in an altercation: Although we have two men in custody, our investigation remains very much still ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this altercation. At this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident: This took place in a busy location and I would like to reassure the public that this is believed to be an isolated incident with no further risk to the wider community. If anyone witnessed this fight, or has any information that could help officers to complete their enquiries, please get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4409 quoting incident number 3554 of 27/05/21: Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Greater Manchester Victims’ Services provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by crime and are a confidential service. The service can be contacted by visiting the website on www.gmvictims.org.uk or calling 0161 200 1950.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.30: 2021:

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