A MAN has been jailed for robbery and aggravated burglary after being part of a gang which threatened their victim with a gun.
Phuvahaan Anantharajah, 24, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to eight years imprisonment at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday, March 14, for robbery and aggravated burglary.
The court heard a 24-year-old man was walking along Eagle Road, Wembley, when he was approached by Anantharajah and three other men.
They threatened the victim and searched his pockets before taking his bank cards.
One of the suspects pointed a gun into the victim’s stomach and demanded his PIN.
The victim gave them the number and two of the suspects walked off, but they returned 15 minutes later and were angry there was no money in the account.
The suspects then demanded to search the victim’s home after reading the address on his driving licence.
They searched his house and stole some of his possessions before fleeing.
The incident happened at about 5pm on December 29, 2009.
Anantharajah was later identified, but fled the UK before he could be arrested.
The Metropolitan Police traced him to Germany where he was detained by German colleagues on behalf of the Metropolitan Police in July last year.
He was extradited to the UK on September 20, 2012, to face the charges of robbery, aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Anantharajah admitted in court robbery and aggravated burglary.
The firearm offence will lie on file.
Detective Constable Paul Sumner, from the Met’s Priority Crime Unit, said: “This man thought he could evade justice by travelling to and hiding in Germany.
“However, the Metropolitan Police is willing to pursue criminals with a view to prosecuting them for the offences they have committed in London. I am pleased with the decision of the judge in relation to the sentence passed, which will help safeguard the public.”