Nappy Valley robbers: Trio who robbed vulnerable women jailed for total of 46 years

The robbers, all on license and bail for other crimes, lived on benefits and Williams even applied for a taxpayer-funded loan just a month before he traveled to Miami.

Three vicious robbers dubbed the Nappy Valley stranglers were jailed yesterday for a crime spree that targeted wealthy young mothers.

The trio singled out vulnerable lone women as they walked their children in pushchairs along the street in daylight.

Disguised with motorcycle helmets, hoods and balaclavas, they crept up on victims from behind and stripped expensive rings from their fingers after throttling them until they blacked out.

Some of the victims, including one who was seven months pregnant and walking a 17-month-old baby, feared they would be killed.

Detectives believe the men made more than £100,000 by selling the jewellery to a corrupt businessman in London’s Hatton Garden district.

The career criminals, responsible for hundreds of violent offences between them, spent the cash on overseas holidays and shopping sprees for designer clothes.

Judge Richard Southwell labelled the crimes ‘gratuitous’ and ‘motivated by pure greed’ as he jailed the men for a total of 46 years yesterday. Speaking at Kingston Crown Court, he said all three men ‘roamed as predators’ and posed a significant danger to the public.

Perrie Williams, 26, terrorised the affluent Battersea, Clapham and Fulham areas of South West London – known as Nappy Valley because of its high number of families with young children – with his school friends Christopher Byom, 29, and Anton Lord, 33.


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