A man has been jailed after he robbed a series of supermarkets in west and south west London.
Henderson Domingo, 47, of Kirkfield Close, West Ealing was charged in connection to a slew of robberies at supermarkets in west and south-west London, and one count of possession of a bladed article on February 26, 2021.
In each of the five robberies, Domingo threatened staff with a knife before making off with money and scratch cards, the Met Police said.
He was found guilty of all nine counts on July 8 at Kingston Crown Court, and was jailed for 14 years.
Detective Constable Pippa Bregazzi of the Met’s Flying Squad said: “Mr Domingo will have a considerable period of time in prison to reflect on the distress he has caused staff at the supermarkets he targeted, as well as on his own foolishness and greed.
“Flying Squad officers continue to tackle robbery offences across the capital. We are determined, resourceful and skilful, and we will use all available tactics to identify and apprehend those who use violence or the threat of violence to commit robberies in London.”
On January 24, 2021 detectives discovered National Lottery scratch-cards had been stolen from a supermarket on Upper Richmond Road.
“Aware of the large number of stolen cards, police had been carefully tracking claims and looking for anything suspicious,” the Met said.
On January 27 and 28, Domingo visited four shops in Ealing to claim winnings from the stolen scratch-cards.
Domingo was paid winnings totalling £255 from 27 stolen cards.
He was arrested on February 25 2021 near to a supermarket just as he was in the process of trying to rob the supermarket with a knife, the Met said.
After Domingo was arrested, a total of £14,881 in cash was recovered from his West Ealing address.