An 18-year-old looter from Croydon who admitted breaking into a Crystal Palace jewellery shop during the August riots, has been sentenced to 18 months in a young offender’s institute.
Aaron Douglas surrendered to police after seeing himself caught on CCTV images circulating in the media. He appeared before City of Westminster Magistrates on August 13, just four days afterwards and was sentenced on Monday of this week.
Douglas’s loot amounted to £6,100. The court heard that he was not the only one raiding the store and that he was among a group of 10 males who were later joined by a gang of 20 others. Douglas was caught on CCTV camera lifting up the security shutter to help them in and out.
The teenager from Gibbs Square, Norwood Park, handed himself in following the advice of his family.