Seven men charged over 21 cash heists

A GANG of alleged robbers were due in court today charged in connection with 21 raids, three of which were in Ipswich and one that left two raiders shot dead.

A GANG of alleged robbers were due in court today charged in connection with 21 raids, three of which were in Ipswich and one that left two raiders shot dead.

Among robberies carried out across the country was the raid in which Mark Nunes and Andrew Markland were killed by police during an attempted heist in Hampshire.

The shooting by Metropolitan Police marksmen occurred only six days after a money snatch at Lloyds TSB in Nacton Road on September 7 this year.

The seven men charged with conspiring over the hold-ups of cash vans are also alleged to have been involved in earlier raids at the same bank in Nacton Road on November 18, 2005 and February 10, 2006.


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They were all due before Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in London today after being charged following their arrests in swoops by the Metropolitan Police this week.

Suffolk police joined forces across the country in a long-running covert operation to catch a gang who terrorised security guards over a two-year period beginning with the robbery at Lloyds TSB in Nacton Road in 2006.

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The men charged are Terry Wallace, 25, Brian Henry, 31, Leon McKenzie, 27, all from south London, Adrian Johnson (aka Kurtis Mason), 27 of Abbotts Park, London, Victor Iniodu, 32, of Wichling Close, Orpington, Kent, Leroy Hall, 31, of Babbington Road, London, and Leroy Wilkinson, 29, of Dartmouth Road, London.

They are all accused of conspiring with Mark Nunes and Andrew Markland and with others to rob other person(s) of cash in transit.

After those charged were arrested earlier this week Detective Chief Inspector Martin Huxley of the Metropolitan Police flying squad said: “This is an ongoing investigation into a series of cash-in-transit robberies.

Andrew Markland, 36, and Mark Nunes, 35, both from south London, were alleged accomplices in the attempted raid in Chandlers Ford.

Police fired at them during the raid, leaving one dead at the scene, while the other died in later in hospital.

The charge relates to 21 offences as follows:

Armed robbery - November, 18, 2005, Lloyds TSB, Nacton Road, Ipswich.

Armed robbery - January 30, 2006, HSBC, Croydon

Armed robbery - February 10, 2006, Lloyds TSB, Nacton Road, Ipswich

Robbery - April 28, 2006, National Westminster Bank, Bristol.

Armed robbery - May 23, 2006, Lloyds TSB, Bristol

Robbery - June, 12, 2006, Barclays Bank, Gloucester.

Robbery - October 6, 2006, HSBC, Denmark Hill, London

Robbery - November 8, 2006, HSBC, Coulsdon, Surrey.

Robbery - November 28, 2006, HSBC, Oxford.

Attempted robbery - 8th December 8, 2006, National Westminster Bank, Bristol

Robbery - December 12, 2006 -G4S - HSBC, Bristol

Armed robbery - December 12, 2006 - G4S - HSBC, Swindon

Robbery - May 1, 2007, HSBC, Reading

Robbery - June 21, 2007, Lloyds TSB, Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire.

Robbery - July 25, 2007, Lloyds TSB, Bath. Avon.

Robbery - July 3, 2007, Lloyd TSB, St Christopher Road, Colchester, Essex.

Robbery - August 2, 2007, Lloyds TSB, Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire.

Robbery - August 7, 2007, HSBC, Tilehurst, Reading.

Robbery - August 28, 2007, Winchester

Armed robbery - September 7, 2007, Lloyds TSB, Nacton Road, Ipswich

Armed robbery - September 13, 2007, HSBC Chandlers Ford

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