The men were all sentenced – having been convicted of robbery – at Woolwich Crown Court on Tuesday, 12 March as follows:
Max Dudley, 27 of no fixed address was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.
Aaron Leonce, 26 of no fixed address was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment.
Sean Beechinor, 31 of no fixed address was jailed for four years.
Detective Constable Tom Henley, from the West Area Command Unit, said: “These men used a knife to intimidate a member of staff before stealing thousands of pounds worth of mobile phones.
“However, we were quickly able to identify them and they now begin lengthy prison sentences.”
At approximately 3.30pm on 15 March 2018, entered a mobile phone shop at the Westway Cross Retail Centre. They threatened staff with a knife before using a selection of tools to steal phones from the displays.
Their crime was captured on CCTV and their images circulated to officers throughout the Met. An officer identified the suspects and they were subsequently arrested.