Published: 14:06, 17 September 2021
| Updated: 16:10, 17 September 2021
Knife-point robbers who live-streamed themselves being chased by police have been jailed for more than nine years collectively.
Gravesend men Effiong Nsa, 19, and Salah Ibrahim, 20, robbed a man in Dartford before getaway driver Shamil Ibrahim, 21, drove them away from the scene, leading officers on a high-speed chase.
Watch the live stream and the moment police catch up with them
During the pursuit, Salah Ibrahim shared a live video of the group being followed by several police vehicles before specially trained officers brought them to a controlled stop on the A2.
At one point during the chase he can be heard calling for help, stating: "Get in your car, help us block off the feds I beg you."
A fourth man Sunny Reeve, 23, who had also been involved in the robbery, was arrested elsewhere in Dartford on the same afternoon.
They were sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on Tuesday September 7.
The robbery began at around 2pm on January 15, when the victim travelled to some garages off Knights Manor Way to meet Salah Ibrahim.
He was driven to the scene by a friend but, upon arriving, found that Salah Ibrahim had been joined by Nsa and Reeve.
After a short conversation, Nsa pulled out a machete and told him to "give me everything you got.".,
The victim attempted to run away but was chased by all three offenders, who grabbed the back of his coat and pulled him to the floor, forcing him to hand over £20 to Salah Ibrahim.
The victim returned to his friend’s vehicle but before they could get away Nsa approached the driver and threatened her with the same weapon.
She refused to hand over her keys and phone and the offenders ran away towards a silver BMW 316.
The incident was seen by several witnesses and Kent Police immediately sent patrols to the scene.
The BMW was spotted close to the location of the robbery, being driven by Shamil Ibrahim with the other three passengers inside, and the car failed to stop when it was requested to do so.
The chase then began, during which the vehicle was driven at high speed across Dartford, Swanscombe and Northfleet, travelling through red lights, driving towards oncoming vehicles, and heading the wrong way around a roundabout.
As the chase was ongoing, Salah Ibrahim live-streamed the offending on a social media account belonging to him.
Specially trained officers were eventually able to bring the getaway car to a controlled stop on the A2 coastbound.
Effiong Nsa and both Ibrahims were then pulled from the car, with Reeve detained on the same afternoon elsewhere in Dartford.
The court heard that Nsa committed the Dartford robbery while he was on bail, and awaiting a court date, having been charged with a robbery at Bluewater Shopping Centre on August 29 2020.
During that offence he and co-offender James Adodo, 21, approached a boy on the lower level and demanded he hand over a Canada Goose branded jacket.
Fearing the offenders were in possession of a knife the victim, who was 15 at the time, handed over the jacket which also contained a bank card and wireless earphones to Adodo.
Nsa, of Gouge Avenue, Gravesend, admitted two counts of robbery, attempted robbery and possessing an offensive weapon. He was sentenced to four years and two months’ imprisonment.
Reeve, of Knights Manor Way, Dartford, admitted one count of robbery. He was sentenced to two years and four months’ imprisonment.
Salah Ibrahim, of Virginia Walk, Gravesend, admitted robbery. He was sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment.
Shamil Ibrahim, of Virginia Walk, Gravesend, admitted dangerous driving. He was sentenced to four months, suspended for a year, at Woolwich Crown Court on 5 May.
He was also ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and banned from driving for 18 months.
Adodo, of Bell Close, Greenhithe, admitted the Bluewater robbery and was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on January 12 this year to nine months’ imprisonment.
DC Kelly-Ann Tindall, Kent Police’s investigating officer for the case, said: "Countless members of the public were endangered during the pursuit and our officers did an outstanding job to safely bring them to a controlled stop.
"There can’t be any tolerance towards any individuals who are willing to use violence or show such an extreme disregard for innocent members of the public.
"From the outset, we took the most robust course of action by remanding them in custody and I am pleased that our investigation has now led to the robbers facing a prison sentence."