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Raider superman-dive through a post office hatch before gang batter staff with a crowbar


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A thief ‘Superman dived’ through an open parcel hatch in a Post Office in a terrifying robbery to steal cash.

Footage captured on CCTV shows Cleon Perry, 41, leaping head first through the open hatch in West Norwood, south London. 

Accomplice Edmund Brown, 33, climbed through after him and the pair assault an office worker before fleeing with cash.  

CCTV footage captured the moment a thief 'Superman dived' into an open hatch in a post office in Norwood, south London

CCTV footage captured the moment a thief ‘Superman dived’ into an open hatch in a post office in Norwood, south London

Cleon Perry, 41, stole more than £100,000 in robberies across London

Edmund Brown, 33, stole more than £100,000 in robberies across London

Cleon Perry, 41 (pictured left) and Edmund Brown, 33 (pictured right) raided more than £100,000 through seven raids and attempted robberies on businesses across London over a span of five months

This comes after the two men raided more than £100,000 through seven raids and attempted robberies on businesses across London over a span of five months.

In one robbery the pair wore high-vis clothing and hit an exchange bureau worker over the head with a crowbar in a raid on January 4.

 Perry and Brown broke into an exchange bureau in Vauxhall Bridge Road, south London, by prying the door open and then rampaging the place.

Perry bashed one with a crowbar which caused serious injuries and scarring as accomplice Brown stole cash.

Perry (pictured left) can be seen running towards the post office hatch and diving head first through the open space as accomplice Brown (pictured right) follows him after 

Perry (pictured left) can be seen running towards the post office hatch and diving head first through the open space as accomplice Brown (pictured right) follows him after 

A judge praised a brave worker for protecting his staff after CCTV footage of the ‘shocking viewing’ emerged.  

The robbers targeted post offices and exchange bureaus across London – including in Croydon, Westminster, Southwark, South Kensington and West Norwood – between October 2017 and February 2018.

Perry and Brown would often wear high-vis jackets to try gain access to buildings by posing as officials. 

Customers and staff workers were shocked as the pair targeted the Post Office, assaulted staff and stole cash

Customers and staff workers were shocked as the pair targeted the Post Office, assaulted staff and stole cash

 And once inside the two men would violently assault staff to try steal cash from deposits boxes and safes.  

However the pair were arrested shortly after a raid on an exchange bureau London Road in Croydon, south London.

DNA, number plate recognition and phone evidence linked the men to six other offences. 

 Officers discovered thousands of pounds worth of cash, gold coins and a crow bar with the pair. 

The robbers have no been jailed for a total of 37 years.

 Detective Constable David Reed, of the Met’s Flying Squad, said: ‘These offences involved high levels of violence and have been extremely traumatic for the victims involved.

‘I would like to thank all the businesses who have assisted us in our investigation. The support of the staff has helped us secure a conviction against the group.

Footage shows the pair's gang in action as they targeted exchange bureaus and Post Offices across London over five months

Footage shows the pair’s gang in action as they targeted exchange bureaus and Post Offices across London over five months

‘These convictions highlight the professionalism, tenacity and unique qualities demonstrated by the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad.

‘This was a complex and protracted investigation which has resulted in the removal of three dangerous criminals from the streets of London for some considerable time.’ 

They were sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Friday.

A judge said the defendants shows ‘no remorse’ and were not afraid to use ‘violence’.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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