Convicted robber jailed for having stun gun

A prisoner serving a sentence for cash in transit robberies has been sentenced to an additional five years for possession of a stun gun which was disguised as a phone.

Lewis Sokhi, aged 23, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on Monday 19 September at Snaresbrook Crown Court for possession of a stun gun.

On 1 February, officers from the Met Police’s Flying Squad located Sokhi (pictured) at an address in Golders Green where he had been hiding whilst on the run from police in connection with a linked series of robberies across London and the Home Counties.

During a search of his room officers found a number of knives and a stun gun disguised as a smart phone.

Sokhi is one of eight men who were jailed at the Old Bailey on Monday, 14 March for conspiring to rob cash-in-transit vans between February and June 2014.

This five-year sentence will run consecutively to the four years and four months already being served by Sokhi in relation to the linked series of robberies.

Detective Constable David Reed of the Flying Squad said: “We are committed to protecting the public from firearms. The techniques used to disguise these items are becoming more sophisticated. This sentencing should act as a deterrent to anyone who is considering possessing or using such an item.”

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