|Roehampton Robber Lost His Gamble|
Receiving eight years for robberies at bookmakers
48 year old Gary Lovett, from Roehampton, robbed the same bookmakers in Putney plus one in Garratt Lane in July last year. Wearing a a motorbike helmet he threatened staff at the William Hill branches with a fake gun.
Lovett had been released on licence for a similar robbery with an imitation firearm at a different shop in Garrett Lane shop in 2010.
Det Con Vicky Bailey, the investigating officer from the Flying Squad said:
“The Flying Squad is committed to protecting the interests of commercial businesses in London, and in particular tackling violent crime.”
Having pleaded guilty Mr Lovett was sentenced at Kingston Court on Monday.