Gang member to be sentenced over string of armed robberies in the New Year

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The final member of a gang who carried out armed robberies across the capital has had his sentencing adjourned until the New Year.

Russell Aljaf, 20, of Marsham Street, Westminster, was due to be sentenced at Harrow Crown Court last Friday for his part in the gang who used taxis to travel around London commiting armed robberies at hotels, and against minicab drivers and members of the public.

On their hit-list was The King Solomon Hotel in Golders Green where they entered armed with a handgun in March. They threatened the hotel staff and stole cash.

Aljaf changed his plea four days into his trial and admitted conspiracy to rob, burglary and possession of an imitation firearm.

He also pleaded guilty to being in possession of an imitation firearm for the purposes of crime, related to an offence in February 2013.

His sentencing has been adjourned to January 3, at Harrow Crown Court.

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