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Two soldiers of the Grenadier guards, designed to monitor the safety of the Queen Elizabeth II, are participating in seven armed robberies in three days. About this newspaper The Independent.
In July 2018 guards Christopher James Merrill and Dillon Sharpe and his friend Marlon Wright robbed seven shops. Sharpe, dressed in black clothes and with masks on their faces, threatened with a gun and demanded to give cash. One shop owner complained that he was threatened with murder, and the other during the RAID received a head injury.
Four RAID failed for sharp’s success: the employees of the stores were able to stand up to him. At the trial he confessed to the crime and pleaded guilty to all 14 charges. 20-year-old James Merrill was accused of supplying weapons and machine Mercedes A-Class to escape. He and Wright have denied involvement in the crime.
The court heard workers at four stores that were attacked in the period from 24 to 26 July. It turned out that the first robbery Sharpe stole a thousand pounds (nearly 80 thousand) and struck the store owner a head injury. Later in the house of James Merrill found the weapon, which was the blood of the victim.
The involvement of James Merrill and Wright to the incident is also confirmed by the CCTV footage and the history of their movements, retained in their cell. They recognized that they were really close to places where he committed the robbery. They stressed, however, that the Sharpe single-handedly looted shops and attacked people.
Prosecutor Fraser Coxhill noted that, according to the law, James Merrill, and Wright is also guilty of crimes, even if they had no weapons and were not included in the stores. According to Coxhill, accomplices played a decisive role in the robbery. Judicial investigation proceeds.
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