A Harrow man is among three jailed after robberies in south London.

Kwesi Caven, 39, Elijah McPhee-Young, 25, and Lewis Dormer, 38 were sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on October 13 following a five-week trial.

McPhee-Young, of Grant Road in Harrow, was sentenced to six years and six months imprisonment for conspiracy to commit robbery and an article with a blade or point, namely a knife.

Caven, of Priolo Road in Greenwich, was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery and two counts of handling stolen goods.

Dormer, of Layland Road in Lambeth, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced to seven years and two months in prison.

On August 20, McPhee-Young and Caven drove a stolen car at speed in Middle Park Avenue in Mottingham towards a security guard.

The security guard was transporting cassettes containing thousands of pounds worth of cash in a van.

McPhee-Young approached the guard whilst partially covering his face with a scarf and proceeded to point a large serrated knife at the guard.

The guard dropped the cassette container, allowing McPhee-Young to retrieve it and leave the scene in the awaiting car driven by Caven.

The car was later recovered by police officers in Green End Road in Eltham and forensic analysis provided a link between the car and McPhee-Young.

Green and black dye was also discovered covering the front passenger seat.

On November 15, 2021 a further offence took place in Greenwich where a male victim was at home with his three-year-old son.

Dormer and Caven entered the property and ordered the victim to hand over money to them.

One of the men picked up the toddler and threatened: “If you don’t give me the money, I will cut him up.”

The victim handed over £10,000 in cash which had been recently withdrawn.

His hands were then bound using cable ties, from which he was only able to free himself when his partner returned home.

Officers discovered that a tracker had been placed on the victim’s car by the group a week prior to the incident, enabling them to track the victim’s movements.

An investigation was launched by detectives from the Flying Squad, which included a surveillance operation after McPhee-Young had been identified as a suspect.

Telephone investigations carried out identified Caven, and additional forensics identified Caven on the tracking device placed on the victim’s car.

Officers also discovered that Caven was involved in handling two stolen vehicles between May 5, 2020 and August 22, 2020.

Dormer was identified after it was established this had been used to travel to and from the address in Greenwich where the offence had taken place.

In July 2022 the three men were arrested.

Detective Chief Inspector Laura Hillier, from the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “These were shocking incidents which would have been extremely traumatic for those involved.

"This was an immensely complex investigation which demanded dedication and skill to manage the extensive amount of communication data and evidence. Our officers have worked day and night to achieve this outcome.

“Thanks to the complex investigative work by the Flying Squad, these extremely dangerous men will instead be spending time behind bars.”