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Robber armed with fake gun who targeted banks and betting shops jailed for 10 years

PUBLISHED: 11:30 01 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:30 01 February 2016

Doma at a bookmakers

Doma at a bookmakers

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He was sentenced on Friday, January 29

A 32-year-old man who used a mock-firearm to rob betting shops and banks in Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich, has been jailed for 10 years.

Daley Doma, Southbridge Place, Croydon stole more than £5,000 during the robberies, which happened in August and September last year.

Before each robbery, Doma would loiter in the buildings, waiting for an opportunity.

On Friday August 21, Doma attempted the William Hill betting shop on The Parade, Croydon Road, in Bromley.

During the robberies, Doma would threaten staff, even holding one employee at gunpoint in Deptford.

He pleaded guilty in November to nine counts of robbery, three counts of attempted robbery and 12 counts of possessing an imitation firearm at the time of committing a specified offence.

DC Shona Wilkinson said: “This sentence is a coup for bookmakers and banks in the area. While we have established that Doma was using an imitation firearm, the reality is that many of those who were threatened by Doma - or witnessed the robberies - have been left shaken and fearful for their lives.

“Today, those people can be reassured that Doma is in prison and out of their community.”

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