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19th Jan, 2022

Pair found guilty of conspiracy to robbery

Sarah Mason 6th Jan, 2022

TWO MEN have been found guilty for their part in a crime spree netting two high value cars and over £70,000 in less than two weeks in August 2018.

Dante Morgan aged 21 of Arundel Road, Oldbury and Chakiah Lambert aged 23 of Cottersmore Close, West Bromwich found guilty of conspiracy to robbery at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

The spree started on August 4 when a house was broken into on Maybridge Drive, Solihull in the early hours of the morning.

Several items were stolen along with the keys to a white Alfa Romeo, which was driven off from outside.

Just over a week later they left a woman traumatised as they demanded her keys at gun-point and attempted to drive off with her son in the back in Wolverhampton.

Luckily the mum managed to pull him free just in time and they sped away in her white VW Golf R.

On August 15 four offenders burst into Tesco Express in Rowley Regis as cash delivery drivers were replenishing the store’s cash machine.

The gang made off with £71,000.

The following day a vehicle associated with the offences activated an Automatic Number Plate recognition (ANPR) camera and our armed response officers tracked the car to Handsworth, where it was abandoned in Holyhead Road.

DCI Nicki Addison from Force CID, said: “These were targeted crimes for high value gains and we are pleased to have taken two dangerous offenders off the streets.

“They clearly weren’t acting alone and we will continue to pursue their associates.”

The pair will be sentenced on March 25.

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