Teenagers Terrick Thompson and Curtis Mcpherson jailed for knifepoint robbery crime spree

Terrick Thompson has been jailed for eight years and Curtis Mcpherson has been imprisoned for six years.

Terrick Thompson has been jailed for eight years and Curtis Mcpherson has been imprisoned for six years.

First published in News Croydon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

Two teenage robbers who threatened their victims at knifepoint have been jailed for a total of 14 years.

Terrick Thompson, of Hythe Road, Thornton Heath, was sentenced to eight years and Curtis Mcpherson, from West Norwood, has been jailed for six years.

The pair’s crime spree started on January 16 in the Streatham Hill area when they stole a 39-year-old man’s wallet and phone after holding a kitchen knife to his torso.

They returned to the Streatham Hill station area three days later and stole a 33-year-old man’s wallet and bank cards.

During the robbery at about 11pm, January 19, the victim was threatened with a knife, and he needed stitches after being stabbed in the leg.

About an hour later the two 18-year-olds threatened a 24-year-old man with knives and stole his phone and Oyster card.

And 20 minutes after this robbery they stole wallets and phones from two 21-year-old men after threatening them with knives.

Thompson was arrested in Thornton Heath on January 22 and Mcpherson was arrested on the same day at a house in New Addington.

During the police raid to arrest Mcpherson armed officers were called in when the Met’s specialist dog unit was unable to safely restrain a dog which was in the house.

The officers shot the dog, one-year-old Blaze, dead.

Both teenagers were charged with five counts of robbery and four counts of possession of an offensive weapon in relation to the Streatham Hill offences.

They were also charged with one count of aggravated burglary in connection with an incident in Norhyrst Avenue, South Norwood.

The teenagers pleaded guilty at the Inner London Crown Court to the robbery and offensive weapon charges and the charge of aggravated burglary was dismissed.

And they were sentenced at the same court yesterday.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Rob Smith said: "The evidence against Thompson and Mcpherson was so comprehensive that they had little choice but to plead guilty at court.

"From our CCTV enquiries we saw them following their victims from Streatham Hill and at nearby cash machines using their victims' bank cards.

"This was a fantastic team effort, with my colleagues helping to gather such an overwhelming amount of evidence against the two offenders, which means two dangerous robbers will now be off the streets of south London for a considerable time."

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12:40am Fri 25 Jul 14

Deltablue says...

Should have got another 5 years EACH just for their hairstyle and fashion sense alone!
Should have got another 5 years EACH just for their hairstyle and fashion sense alone! Deltablue
  • Score: 12

12:24pm Fri 25 Jul 14

D Hoole says...

Shame that a dog, albeit 'unrestrainable' , had to sacrifice its life in the arrest of a scumbag.
Shame that a dog, albeit 'unrestrainable' , had to sacrifice its life in the arrest of a scumbag. D Hoole
  • Score: 13

2:58pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Anon Thornton Heath says...

Alroutemaster (first comment) you comments are simplistic, bordering on stupid - have you taken leave of your common sense? Yes these criminals are scum - but there are also plenty of white Anglo Saxons who commit crime. And for every black person that commits a crime, there are hundreds that don't - they are fine decent people and want nothing to do with criminal behaviour. Let's keep the focus on catching these scrum and putting them away for a long time - regardless of the multi cultural background.
Alroutemaster (first comment) you comments are simplistic, bordering on stupid - have you taken leave of your common sense? Yes these criminals are scum - but there are also plenty of white Anglo Saxons who commit crime. And for every black person that commits a crime, there are hundreds that don't - they are fine decent people and want nothing to do with criminal behaviour. Let's keep the focus on catching these scrum and putting them away for a long time - regardless of the multi cultural background. Anon Thornton Heath
  • Score: 6

4:42pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Deltablue says...

Alroutemaster comment - You seem to be just the leader this country needs to move us forward..
Yes, lets get rid of multiculturism an have an white English only Britain - not even those foreigners like the Scots, welsh,or Northern Irish. And whilst we're at it, lets get rid of cars, move back into caves, and bring back dinosaurs. We should also kick out all those foreigners living in our countries that we took over to build the British Empire, after all, a lot of them don't even speak English in OUR countries.
Alroutemaster comment - You seem to be just the leader this country needs to move us forward.. Yes, lets get rid of multiculturism an have an white English only Britain - not even those foreigners like the Scots, welsh,or Northern Irish. And whilst we're at it, lets get rid of cars, move back into caves, and bring back dinosaurs. We should also kick out all those foreigners living in our countries that we took over to build the British Empire, after all, a lot of them don't even speak English in OUR countries. Deltablue
  • Score: -1

6:25pm Sat 26 Jul 14

alroutemaster says...

Of course white indigenous people do commit crimes, but the black community has by far the highest incidence of criminals pro rata to their numbers. Just ask for the official figures, as an ex police worker I've known this for years........
Of course white indigenous people do commit crimes, but the black community has by far the highest incidence of criminals pro rata to their numbers. Just ask for the official figures, as an ex police worker I've known this for years........ alroutemaster
  • Score: 3

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