An armed robber detained in Dunton Road was on Friday sentenced to life in prison and his accomplice jailed for 18 years after committing a series of armed robberies in south London.
Peter Cameron and Noel Phillips, both aged 39 and of no fixed abode, were sentenced at Inner London Crown Court for armed robberies on bookmakers and an armed robbery of £25,000 from a Securicor guard in Camberwell.
These offences were investigated by detectives from the Flying Squad at Tower Bridge who arrested the men on 10 September 2004 following a proactive operation. They had just committed a robbery at William Hill bookmakers in Dunton Road armed with an imitation gun and were arrested on the street.
Peter Cameron received a life sentence with a recommended sentence of 24 years.
Noel Phillips received a sentence of 18 years imprisonment, which included a six-year sentence for a robbery on an 82-year-old woman.
"I am delighted with today's result which demonstrates that those who commit armed robberies face long spells in prison," said Detective Chief Inspector Keith Butler from Tower Bridge Flying Squad.
"This is an excellent example of an intelligence-led operation with specialist units in the MPS working with colleagues from Southwark borough police."