Eight years for "professionally planned" armed raid on Poole jeweller

Bournemouth Echo: Eight years for "professionally planned" armed raid on Poole jeweller Eight years for "professionally planned" armed raid on Poole jeweller

A LONDON gang member who terrorised staff during an armed robbery at a Poole jeweller’s shop has been locked up for eight years.

Oladapo Obadare, 20, was brought to justice yesterday after detectives found his blood on smashed display cabinets at Forum Jewellers on The Broadway, Broadstone.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard how four other members of the masked gang, who struck at 10.55 am on September 11, are still at large along with their £40,000 haul.

Prosecuting, Simon Jones said six employees had been in the shop during the raid, adding: “Three were on the shop floor; the others were in a rear office when a woman entered and dropped her mobile phone. As she picked it up she exchanged a look with a man who had his hood up and was wearing a scarf, before she left.

“Fearing a robbery was about to take place Natalie Perry went to run to the back of the shop to alert the others; as she did a silver handgun was pointed at her.

“Two men used sledgehammers to smash display cabinets before placing property in a bag. Another man was timing the robbery and shouting instructions.

“They got into a vehicle outside, with false plates, found abandoned nearby. This was a professionally planned commercial robbery.”

Forensic examiners linked Obadare, of no fixed abode, to blood stains found on broken glass recovered at the scene and he was arrested on Sept-ember 29.

In a statement, traumatised shop director Helen Molloy said she was convinced she was going to be shot after staff had been ordered to lie down at gunpoint.

Since the raid she hadn’t been able to relax, constantly worrying that the shop would be targeted again and still suffered constant flashbacks and nightmares.

One member of her staff said she thought it was the last time she would see her five-year-old son and another kept mentally reliving the raid.

Defending Obadare, who admitted robbery, Robert Grey said he was a London gang member and had agreed to take part in the raid after his mother had been threatened.

Mr Grey added: “He didn’t know there was a gun involved until he was in the shop and wants to say sorry to the staff.”

Imposing an eight-year sentence, with an extended four-year licence period, Judge Samuel Wiggs told Obadare: “Five people went into the jewellery shop and caused terror; somebody had either a firearm or an imitation firearm. You attacked the cabinets and £40,000 worth of jewellery was stolen which has not been recovered.”

Missing items include two shelves of Citizen watches and diamond rings.

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9:14am Fri 9 Nov 12

Rednax says...

good work - now find the other 4
good work - now find the other 4 Rednax
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9:19am Fri 9 Nov 12

B.F.G says...

8 Years, for armed robbery? pathetic.
8 Years, for armed robbery? pathetic. B.F.G
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9:26am Fri 9 Nov 12

chris003 says...

Chop his hands off !!
Chop his hands off !! chris003
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9:35am Fri 9 Nov 12

slymo cherrie says...

chris003 wrote:
Chop his hands off !!
Not a very intelligent comment. Nowhere in the article does it even suggest he has any hands anyway.
[quote][p][bold]chris003[/bold] wrote: Chop his hands off !![/p][/quote]Not a very intelligent comment. Nowhere in the article does it even suggest he has any hands anyway. slymo cherrie
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9:59am Fri 9 Nov 12

domupchuck says...

slymo cherrie wrote:
chris003 wrote:
Chop his hands off !!
Not a very intelligent comment. Nowhere in the article does it even suggest he has any hands anyway.
haha, nice one.
[quote][p][bold]slymo cherrie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris003[/bold] wrote: Chop his hands off !![/p][/quote]Not a very intelligent comment. Nowhere in the article does it even suggest he has any hands anyway.[/p][/quote]haha, nice one. domupchuck
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10:01am Fri 9 Nov 12

steve518 says...

Give him 30 years and then reduce the sentence when he names the other thugs involved!!
Give him 30 years and then reduce the sentence when he names the other thugs involved!! steve518
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11:14am Fri 9 Nov 12

rba says...

yeah sort out the immigration issues, it’s a joke how the government have given this country away. I am sure if you get the calculator out it doesnt take a genius to work out that crime has escalated over the last 10+ years since non EU’s started flooding into this country
yeah sort out the immigration issues, it’s a joke how the government have given this country away. I am sure if you get the calculator out it doesnt take a genius to work out that crime has escalated over the last 10+ years since non EU’s started flooding into this country rba
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11:15am Fri 9 Nov 12

muscliffman says...

On a rather more serious note than some above.
Are gang links with the also apparently 'gang' related Bournemouth Roumelia Lane murder being considered as possible/probable by the Police?
It would be interesting to know.
On a rather more serious note than some above. Are gang links with the also apparently 'gang' related Bournemouth Roumelia Lane murder being considered as possible/probable by the Police? It would be interesting to know. muscliffman
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11:43am Fri 9 Nov 12

slymo cherrie says...

Police never break the law
thank goodness
Police never break the law thank goodness slymo cherrie
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11:48am Fri 9 Nov 12

Victor_Meldrew_Lives! says...

Prison works.
It works because it keeps scum off of the streets.
If they can't be rehabilitated then lock them up and throw the key away.
Prison works. It works because it keeps scum off of the streets. If they can't be rehabilitated then lock them up and throw the key away. Victor_Meldrew_Lives!
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12:14pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Flembo says...

Hardly a professional if he wasnt wearing gloves cut his hand and left a DNA trace behind. Idiot.

Our prisions are full to the brim, that explains the 8 years. Petty criminals i.e. junkies regularly receive no prison terms. Essential legalised crime, while we then pay for their housing and heroin substitute.

Put them to work I say make criminals pay the state back for what they have done..make criminals profitable to the state.
Hardly a professional if he wasnt wearing gloves cut his hand and left a DNA trace behind. Idiot. Our prisions are full to the brim, that explains the 8 years. Petty criminals i.e. junkies regularly receive no prison terms. Essential legalised crime, while we then pay for their housing and heroin substitute. Put them to work I say make criminals pay the state back for what they have done..make criminals profitable to the state. Flembo
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1:43pm Fri 9 Nov 12

slymo cherrie says...

Please don't ship him to Arne we don't want him here thank you very much.
Please don't ship him to Arne we don't want him here thank you very much. slymo cherrie
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2:26pm Fri 9 Nov 12

the parsons nose says...

rba wrote:
yeah sort out the immigration issues, it’s a joke how the government have given this country away. I am sure if you get the calculator out it doesnt take a genius to work out that crime has escalated over the last 10+ years since non EU’s started flooding into this country
and many immigrants are hard working decent people ,why shouldnt they travel the world to better themselves , dont the british do it ? if you live and work in another country are you not the same .the world should have no boundaries ,the only thing is that immigrants should recieve no state help whatsoever nor their offspring which would get rid of the stroke pullers
some of the people who come here have escaped very harsh conditions ,this country is a dream for them ,they appreciate what they have come to and contribute ,sometimes a lot more than the people native to this country so the racist remarks are unessessary
[quote][p][bold]rba[/bold] wrote: yeah sort out the immigration issues, it’s a joke how the government have given this country away. I am sure if you get the calculator out it doesnt take a genius to work out that crime has escalated over the last 10+ years since non EU’s started flooding into this country[/p][/quote]and many immigrants are hard working decent people ,why shouldnt they travel the world to better themselves , dont the british do it ? if you live and work in another country are you not the same .the world should have no boundaries ,the only thing is that immigrants should recieve no state help whatsoever nor their offspring which would get rid of the stroke pullers some of the people who come here have escaped very harsh conditions ,this country is a dream for them ,they appreciate what they have come to and contribute ,sometimes a lot more than the people native to this country so the racist remarks are unessessary the parsons nose
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2:45pm Fri 9 Nov 12

slymo cherrie says...

Why do some Brits have such a hard time grappling with names originating abroad?
Why do some Brits have such a hard time grappling with names originating abroad? slymo cherrie
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3:50pm Fri 9 Nov 12

P Barker says...

I would have through the most important bit of a "proffesionally planned" robbery was not to get caught !
I would have through the most important bit of a "proffesionally planned" robbery was not to get caught ! P Barker
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3:54pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Dont drop litter says...

Rednax wrote:
good work - now find the other 4
Exactly. Why hasn't he been forced to provide the names of the others, including the woman with the phone?
Bring out the rusty old thumbscrews and the burning match sticks under the finger nails. Ve have Vays of making you talk!
[quote][p][bold]Rednax[/bold] wrote: good work - now find the other 4[/p][/quote]Exactly. Why hasn't he been forced to provide the names of the others, including the woman with the phone? Bring out the rusty old thumbscrews and the burning match sticks under the finger nails. Ve have Vays of making you talk! Dont drop litter
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4:22pm Fri 9 Nov 12

i have heard it all now says...

Give him to the Bridport Dagger !!
Give him to the Bridport Dagger !! i have heard it all now
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4:59pm Fri 9 Nov 12

EGHH says...

Blimey its just like the The Sweeney!
Blimey its just like the The Sweeney! EGHH
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5:59pm Fri 9 Nov 12

roguetrader666 says...

Another fine, traditional British name gets in the headlines!
Another fine, traditional British name gets in the headlines! roguetrader666
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4:31am Sat 10 Nov 12

Peter 123 says...

The parsons . I agree with you if you are trying to be funny about where I come from I am very grateful to be able to live in Bournemouth . And if I was born in Bournemouth would not be happy about all the diffrent people living there from other places .it has made it worst 100 percent . Your making comments on things you no nothing about your like an mp commenting on things that have not touch your live at all never been in a place maybe were you need a flat and they give it to someone who's been here 2 mins that have made a story about how bad there life is next min there nicked for something . And people like you defend them .lets get back to the point here do u want the guy that just got 8 years fro robbery to move next door to u when he gets out .i am not having a dig at you here just pointing out its easy to say stuff if your life is not touched by it . East end toerag ha ha
The parsons . I agree with you if you are trying to be funny about where I come from I am very grateful to be able to live in Bournemouth . And if I was born in Bournemouth would not be happy about all the diffrent people living there from other places .it has made it worst 100 percent . Your making comments on things you no nothing about your like an mp commenting on things that have not touch your live at all never been in a place maybe were you need a flat and they give it to someone who's been here 2 mins that have made a story about how bad there life is next min there nicked for something . And people like you defend them .lets get back to the point here do u want the guy that just got 8 years fro robbery to move next door to u when he gets out .i am not having a dig at you here just pointing out its easy to say stuff if your life is not touched by it . East end toerag ha ha Peter 123
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9:32am Sat 10 Nov 12

DrBos1000 says...

I agree with flembo, let them work so we make a profit out of them instead of draining our pockets
I agree with flembo, let them work so we make a profit out of them instead of draining our pockets DrBos1000
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12:05pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Controversial But True says...

At this rate, Dorset Police will only be the 5th worst force for solving crime, not the 4th!!!
At this rate, Dorset Police will only be the 5th worst force for solving crime, not the 4th!!! Controversial But True
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7:39pm Sat 10 Nov 12

polblagger says...

Why do I have 3 times the email post notifications than there are posts showing?
Why do I have 3 times the email post notifications than there are posts showing? polblagger
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