Teenage robbers who targeted Barking casino jailed

Ahmed, Samuel and Sayid were all jailed yesterday

Ahmed, Samuel and Sayid were all jailed yesterday - Credit: MPS

Three violent teenage robbers who targeted a Barking casino in a spate of incidents across east London have been jailed.

Mohamed Sayid, 19, of Grantham Road, Manor Park, Ashley Samuel, 18, of Granville Road, Ilford and Yahya Ahmed, 19, of Blackthorn Road, Ilford, targeted Cashino on East Street in the early hours of June 5.

The gang stole a total of £27,700 during nine casino robberies between April and July, threatening employees with kitchen knives and a screwdriver.

Some were tied up with duct tape while a colleague was forced to open the safe at knifepoint.

One of the trio repeatedly attempted to stab a casino worker in the chest during a robbery in East Ham, despite him complying with all their demands.

All three pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob at Snaresbrook Crown Court on December 5. Yesterday they were each sentenced to eight years and four months imprisonment.