A man from Brent has been jailed for his involvement in stealing gold from a bullion trading company.
Joshua Wilkins, 25, of Burns Road, Willesden , has been jailed for 22 months for conspiracy to steal more than £88,000 of gold which was then sold to an unsuspected jeweller in London.
Three others were also sentenced including gang leader Adam Penny, 25, of Isle of Dogs, who hacked into the computers of a bullion trading company so others like Wilkins could intercept deliveries of gold.
He was convicted of conspiracy to steal, unauthorised access to a computer and blackmail.
He was jailed for five years and four months when he appeared at Kingston Crown Court.
The court heard Penny stole details of customers who were waiting for their gold to be delivered.
He passed on the information to Wilkins and two other associates, including the parcel tracking number, who were sent to wait outside the address and intercept the parcel.
They stole, or attempted to steal, a total of six packages including one which sent them from London to Newcastle, where they failed to intercept the delivery as the postman knew the victim and refused to hand over the parcel.
Nour Mansouri, 24, of Hanley Road, Crouch End, was sentenced to 200 hours community service, and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs, while Daniel William Rabbitte, 25, of Stanley Road, Hornchurch, was given 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested Penny at his home on June 26, 2015, where they recovered six iPhones and two MacBooks with evidence of blackmail demands to the company and instructions for his interceptors.
Detective Inspector Sanjiv Gohil, of the Cyber Crime Unit, said: "This case highlights the importance of robust cyber security systems for businesses and particularly those with an online presence. In this case the breach was reported to the police and we were able to investigate and bring Penny to justice, without further compromise to the company and their customers."