Knife muggers ‘stalked wealthy in robbery spree’: BAA boss attacked outside £7m home

 

 

 

It looks to me thay are more robbery then ever before. 
Is the Credit Crunch all over again, or robbers just don't care any more, if they get caught or not?

 

I only know robbers will not pass our VIP Dog Patrol on your street. 

You are a call away from being SAFE or risking to be sorry!

 

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Knife muggers 'stalked wealthy in robbery spree': BAA boss attacked outside £7m home

  • Sir Nigel Rudd, 63, and his wife Lesley, 64, were allegedly attacked by masked raiders who stole £84,000-worth of jewellery
  • Lady Rudd was pinned to the floor and stripped her of valuables while a knife was held to her husband's chest, it is claimed
  • The raid at his home is said to be one of four carried out Gulam Gani, 47, Nicholas Lewis, 34, and Shaun Wallace, 30
  • They allegedly carried out three ‘strikingly similar’ attacks at the same time in which £83,000 of jewellery was snatched
  • They allegedly used jewellery-store owner Radcliffe Benjemin, 55, to fence the stolen goods
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By CHRIS GREENWOOD

 

 

A gang of muggers robbed wealthy people at knifepoint after following them home from expensive restaurants, a court heard yesterday.

The masked men ripped rings, necklaces and watches worth almost £250,000 from their victims as they reached their doorsteps, the jury was told.

Among those attacked were Sir Nigel Rudd, chairman of airports operator BAA, and his wife who were targeted outside their £7million mansion.

 

 
Chairman of BAA Sir Nigel Rudd and his wife were allegedly attacked by masked raiders at their home
Radcliffe Benjemin is accused of being part of a gang of four 'Rolex Robbers' who mugged wealthy women for their jewellery in the West End of London
 

Targeted: Chairman of BAA Sir Nigel Rudd, pictured left, was one of four wealthy home owners to be attacked by the gang. Jewellery store owner Radcliffe Benjemin, pictured right, yesterday denied any involvement with the gang or handling the stolen goods from their robberies

 

 

Expensive taste: The gang have been dubbed the 'Rolex Robbers' after targeting wealthy home owners for their jewellery in the West End of London

Other victims were left fearing for their lives as they were singled out by the gang who stalked London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, Southwark Crown Court was told.

The three men cruised the streets in stolen high-end cars with false number plates looking for lone women and elderly people to rob. They netted valuables worth £242,000, including one ring worth £75,000, before selling the loot to a corrupt Hatton Garden jeweller, the jury heard.

 

 

Kenneth Millett, prosecuting, said the robberies left victims terrified.

The court was told Sir Nigel, 64, and his wife Lesley were robbed after walking home from a Chelsea restaurant in May last year. As they walked through their front door a masked man grabbed it and forced it open, making Lady Rudd fall over.

Mr Millett said: ‘She looked up and saw what she believed was a masked man standing over her who then put his knees on her chest. He then pulled her fingers on her left hand trying to get her rings off. He pushed her face and she started to scream.

‘He told her to shut up and ‘‘give him the f****** rings’’. He also removed her Cartier watch from her wrist and tried to remove her bracelet.

 

The scene: The couple were followed from a restaurant near their £7 million central London home and confronted on their doorstep in London's Belgravia (stock image)

 

 

 

 

 

The scene: The couple were followed from a restaurant near their £7 million central London home and confronted on their doorstep in London's Belgravia (stock image)

 

‘When he had difficulty he forced it, breaking the clasp. He then ripped the necklace she was wearing from her neck.’

Lady Rudd feared her husband would be killed as a second masked man held a large kitchen knife to his chest and demanded he open a safe. The safe was empty but the men still escaped with valuables worth £84,000.

The court heard the gang was also responsible for four other robberies between May and October last year.

Two women were attacked in Hampstead within days of each other after returning home from dining in Mayfair, and a third was followed home to Knightsbridge from Chelsea. The robberies netted valuables worth a total of £83,000.

The final robbery led to the gang’s arrest after they ripped a ring worth £75,000 from the finger of a woman in October. She scratched one of the men and DNA taken from her nail clippings identified one of the suspects,  the jury was told.

Gulam Gani, 47, of West London, Nicholas Lewis, 34, of Romford, Essex, and Shaun Wallace, 30, of West London, all deny conspiracy to rob.

A fourth man, Radcliffe Benjemin, 55, of Ilford, Essex, denies conspiracy to handle stolen goods.

The trial continues.

 
 
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10 Responses to Knife muggers ‘stalked wealthy in robbery spree’: BAA boss attacked outside £7m home

  1. Sorina says:

    In case you are attacked with a knife, what can you do? How can you react in this case? Is it better to fight back or just surrender to the robbers wishes? How can I protect myself?

    Thank you.

    • Iomara says:

      We should silpmy sterilize the dumbest 20% of the population regardless of race.We should then subsidize the top 20% of the population to have kids, regardless of race.Of course, our society has done the exact opposite for the past 2 generations. Our smartest people are in school until they’re almost 30, then they start a career and can’t afford to have kids until their mid 30s at least. Biologically, infertility and birth defects skyrocket after 30 for women and after 40 for men.Meanwhile, morons that pump out kids from 14 years old get rewarded by the government their entire life to keep doing it.If you set out to undermine the general population, you would be hard pressed to come up with a more effective long term program.

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  3. Ray Zamfir says:

     

    It is a very good question Sorina.

     

    1st you have to identify if is a robbery or a kidnapping.

     

    If it is a robbery and the robber is asking you for money and staff; yes it is advise to comply and exchange your money, mobile phone and ipod for your life. 

    At this point the robber’s intention is on getting your valuables and not necessary harming you. So is better to comply. 

     

    But if he tells you to go into a car or a van, or he intends to bind your hands, this is a sign of a kidnapping and I will not advise you to complain any more. 

    Once kidnapped, one chances of survival drops very fast to zero. 

     

    They are many people especially young women disappeared, never to be found. 

    A kidnapper will have to make the victim to disappear to avoid later recognition. 

     

    I my opinion in case of a kidnap it is better to risk injury and death by trying to make a breakthrough before being kidnapped. 

    I will probable trough a mobile phone or money into his face and try to run away, ducking behind parked cars, if he holds a gun.

    If the kidnapper is holding a gun; at this moment his interest is not to kill the victim.

    And even if he is shooting at the running victim, he or she (the victim) still has more than 60% chances of survival.

     

    If many people can shoot a static target, it is difficult to hit a fast running man.

     

    But a better question it will be:

    How can you avoid having a robber (or a kidnapper) putting a knife at your trough? 

    Better to be Safe than Sorry!

     

    It is fairly easy to prevent robberies. 

     

    The name of the game is:

    Be alert at all times!

     

    In order for a robber to put a knife in your face he/she has to come into 3 feet of you, to come into your space. 

    This you can avoid by being aware of the surroundings at all times.  

     

    • Never walk with the heads sets on and looking into your smart phone, especially after dark and when alone.

    • Look who is following you;

    • Avoid dark, poor lighted and gangs areas;

     

    Gangs are marking their territory with graffiti, this is an indication you are walking into a gang territory, avoid it if you can.

     

    If not, call a member of your family or good friend to walk you home.

    If you drive, look before you park the car into the drive way.

     

    Have you been followed?

    • Is anyone waiting for you to get off the car?

    • Is anyone hiding in the shadows? 

    • If you don’t feel safe, lock the car doors and drive around the block.

    • Call someone to walk you to the front door.

    Most of the robberies are taking place when people walk from the car to their front doors.

     

    Speak to your neighbours and ask for a Dog Patrol on your street. 

    This will help.

    Or get a dog and have it walking you home 🙂 

     

    Christmas is coming. 

     

    It will be late night shopping. 

    If you leave the shop and the car park is empty, don’t try your luck.

    Go back to the shop and ask security to walk you to your car. 

    I’m sure they will be happy to help you.

     

    If you are alone on a dark street and see someone trying to come close to you (for asking you a question may be…)

    Brake into a run. Better you run and stay safe than stay and be sorry. 

     

    And if it is a false alarm, don’t worries, you always can pretend you were jogging  

     

    Avoid walking into groups of people or gangs’ day or night. 

     

    Robbers act just like animal predators, are opportunists and skulks. 

    To avoid them, is to spot them before they spot you.

    The urban area is like a jungle. 

     

    If an antelope will walk in the savannah with the heads phone on and texting it will be lion food in no time. 

     

    Antelopes travel in groups and will constantly scan for predators; the sooner they spot one the sooner they can break into a run and put distance between the predator and themselves. 

     

    We can learn from the nature!

     

    Doing some self-defence courses can bust your confidence and awareness. 

    Not to fight back but to stay focused. 

    I can recommend  

    http://www.southlondonurbankravmaga.co.uk/

     

    Ray Zamfir    

     

     

     

     

       

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