Robbers jailed after HSBC attack

Robbers - Met Police Clockwise from top right shows McGee, Tomlinson, Smith and Goldsmith

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A gang from north London who attacked a security guard delivering cash to a HSBC bank branch in central London have been jailed.

Four robbers targeted the guard on Baker Street in October last year.

They were Edward Smith, of Staveley Close, Kevin McGee, of Shearling Way, Rocky Goldsmith, of Fleece Walk, and Joe Tomlinson, of Rydston Close.

They were jailed after being found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Phone box ambush

Smith, 32, was jailed for 10 years, McGee, 32, for six, Goldsmith, 37, and Tomlinson, 30, for nine years.

Police said, 20 minutes before the attack, Smith surveyed the area. Tomlinson, who was hiding in a phone box, ran out when he saw the guard and kicked him to the ground, taking the cash box.

Detectives stopped Tomlinson before he could reach Goldsmith, who was waiting on a motorbike and drove 80mph through London's streets.

McGee was seen in the area in a white van.

The guard did not need to go to hospital.

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