Robert Worrell sent to jail for 10 years after extradition from Spain for Bexleyheath armed robbery

PUBLISHED: 17:24 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:24 22 March 2013

Robert Worrell

Robert Worrell


A man who led an armed robbery in Bexleyheath has been jailed for 10 years today (22) after being extradited from Spain.

Unemployed Robert Worrell, of no fixed address, was sentenced to 10 years for robbery, four for possessing an imitation firearm and four years for resisting arrest with the firearm. The sentences will run concurrently.

The 35-year-old fled to Spain after the incident on August 28, 2011, at the Sainsbury’s Local in Avenue Road.

Worrell and Jermaine Cave, 32, forced three members of staff who were locking up for the night back into the store at around 10.40pm.

Their faces were covered with balaclavas and they made off with a large quantity of cash.

The court could not decide if Worrell’s weapon was real or not so accepted his pleas to robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

Cave, of McMillan Street, Deptford, appeared at Woolwich Crown Court on January 27, 2012 where he pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of a firearm.

He was sentenced to six years and six months in prison for the robbery and two years for the firearms offence, running concurrently.

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