Teen robber disguised as elderly man

Last updated 09:25 11/11/2012
A combo image released by London's Metropolitan Police British schoolboy Miles Alura, 16 (left) and Alura wearing a sophisticated prosthetic disguise, right, to commit violent armed robberies.

UNMASKED: A combo image released by London's Metropolitan Police British schoolboy Miles Alura, 16 (left) and Alura wearing a sophisticated prosthetic disguise, right, to commit violent armed robberies.

Relevant offers

World

Police raid Australian chicken business after fatal accident Spate of deaths from bootleg liquor as Indonesia debates alcohol prohibition Pharmacist drugged colleague 23 times for rebuffing his sexual advances Bali massage therapist charged with sexually assaulting Australian boy Everest tragedies: 'We don't really adapt at 9000 metres, that's the death zone' One dead, six injured in horror smash on Melbourne freeway Woman trying to prove 'vegans can do anything' among four dead on Mount Everest Perth kebab shop server challenged to a wrestling match for a free falafel Focus on Mount Everest as a third climber dies, sherpa dies, and two go missing Bernie Sanders: Democratic convention could be 'messy'

British police say a 16-year-old boy who used prosthetics and dreadlocks to conduct armed robberies in disguise has been jailed for five years.

Police say Miles Alura pretended to be an elderly man with facial prosthetics, make-up and a hair piece to steal £50,000 (NZ$97,659) of jewellery from a shop in Kent in July. They say he produced two handguns and tied up employees before fleeing.

That robbery was linked to one in London a month earlier, when Alura wore fake dreadlocks to rob a jeweller of £100,000 (NZ$197,300) worth of stock.

Alura was jailed early yesterday (NZ time) at Kingston Crown Crown Court.

Two teenage accomplices who cannot be named for legal reasons were sentenced to three years in jail and a 12-month detention order.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content