A 22-YEAR-OLD man from West Croydon has been jailed for six years for his part in an armed gang that robbed cash delivery staff. Adam Ephraim, of Lennard Road, and three other men were convicted today over five robberies in east London, Kent and Essex, in 2011 and 2012. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how the gang members attacked the Loomis and G4S staff and threatened to kill them, stealing c. £100,000. Ephraim's and accomplice Saqib Waheed's DNA was found near the scene of a robbery of cash being delivered to Waitrose in Main Road, Biggin Hill, Kent, on February 21, 2012. A total £46,290 had been stolen by suspects who had attacked the Loomis staff with axes and threatened to "blow off the victims [sic] head with a firearm," a Met spokesman said. Ephraim's three accomplices were given longer sentences than his, with Her Honor Judge Korner citing their previous convictions and potential danger to the public. Darian Davis, 34, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to eight years and four months. Saqib Waheed, 27, of Katherine Road, East Ham, was sentenced to 14 years. Waqaas Malik, 28, of Morley Road, Plaistow, was also sentenced to 14 years. Waheed and Davis were both arrested by armed police as they tried to rob a delivery of £110,000 to Waitrose in High Road, South Woodford, Essex, on July 2, 2012. Police had tracked them to the site where, dressed in boiler suits, gloves and balaclavas, they attacked the Loomis delivery staff and tried to enter the cash machine bunker. Police had also tracked the gang members as they spied on Loomis and G4S cash transit vans.
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