– DCI Andy Noyes, from the Flying Squad
"This was abrazen robbery, and appears to have been well planned and thought through.Fortunately no one was injured. The store was very busy and this will have beena shocking thing for people to witness.
"I'd like to thank those members of the public who stepped in and detainedour two suspects. Their quick thinking and brave actions have helped ourinvestigation."
Connor Groake and Sam Curtin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob and aggravated vehicle taking at Kingston Crown Court today. Curtin was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment and Groake was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment.