Machete robbery gang who livestreamed getaway bid jailed

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A gang of robbers who used a machete to threaten their victim before livestreaming their attempt to escape pursuing police have been jailed.

They were sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court after pleading guilty to attempted robbery and other offences in relation to the incident in Dartford, Kent, on January 15.

Police have released dramatic video footage of them being stopped by officers on the A2.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Effiong Nsa and Salah Ibrahim robbed a man in Dartford before getaway driver Shamil Ibrahim drove them away from the scene, leading officers on a high-speed chase.

“During the pursuit, Salah Ibrahim shared a live video of the group being followed by several police vehicles before specially trained officers brought them to a controlled stop on the A2.

“Co-offender Sunny Reeve was arrested elsewhere in Dartford on the same afternoon.”

The spokesman said Nsa threatened the victim with a machete and ordered him to “give me everything you got”, leading him to hand over £20.

Passers-by witnessed the incident as well as Nsa threatening a friend of the victim, and alerted police while the defendants drove off in a silver BMW 316.

The police spokesman said: “Officers located the BMW close to the location of the offence. It was being driven by Shamil Ibrahim, with the other three passengers inside, and failed to stop when it was requested to do so.

“A pursuit then took place, during which the vehicle was driven at excessive speed across Dartford, Swanscombe and Northfleet.

“It was also observed travelling through red lights, driving towards oncoming vehicles, and heading the wrong way around a roundabout.

“As the chase was ongoing, Salah Ibrahim livestreamed the offending on a social media account belonging to him.

“Despite their dangerous efforts to evade capture, specially trained officers were able to bring the getaway car to a controlled stop on the A2 coastbound.

“Effiong Nsa and both Ibrahims were then pulled from the car, with Reeve detained on the same afternoon elsewhere in Dartford.”

Detective Constable Kelly-Ann Tindall said: ‘Countless members of the public were endangered during the pursuit and our officers did an outstanding job to safely bring them to a controlled stop.”

Nsa committed the robbery while he was on bail charged with a previous robbery, along with co-defendant James Adodo, at Bluewater Shopping Centre on August 29 2020.

Nsa, 19, of Gouge Avenue, Gravesend, admitted two counts of robbery, attempted robbery and possessing an offensive weapon. He was sentenced to four years and two months in prison.

Reeve, 23, of Knights Manor Way, Dartford, admitted one count of robbery, and was sentenced to two years and four months.

Salah Ibrahim, 20, of Virginia Walk, Gravesend, admitted robbery and was sentenced to two years and eight months.

Shamil Ibrahim, 21, also of Virginia Walk, admitted dangerous driving and was sentenced to four months, suspended for a year.

He was also ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and banned from driving for 18 months.

Adodo, 21, of Bell Close, Greenhithe, admitted the Bluewater robbery and was sentenced to nine months.

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