Asonu McKenzie and Reshaun Nembhard Wiki – Biography
Asonu McKenzie, 29, and Reshaun Nembhard, 29, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery between May 25 and July 15 of last year.
The designer watch thieves were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on August 18, with McKenzie given a 14-year prison term and Nembhard jailed for eight years. The pair were involved in 12 high-value watch robberies in London and were both jailed after a successful four-week manhunt by detectives. Last summer, over a period of two months, a series of robberies took place in Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Croydon, Wandsworth and Hammersmith and Fulham. The robbers would arrive in a silver Audi and drive around the area to locate their victims. Once the victim was identified, she was struck on the back of the head with a blunt object from behind her. After being stunned, they would steal their watches.
Asonu McKenzie, 29, and Reshaun Nembhard, 29, years old.
The victims’ injuries ranged from minor scratches and lacerations to fractured skulls, with one person still under evaluation for possible loss of sight. The investigation was led by detectives from the Theft Investigation Team at BCU Central South, and the team analyzed hundreds of hours of CCTV footage to identify the Audi. Ash Francis, Central South BCU Acting Detective Sergeant, said: ‘I’m proud of the investigation the robbery team officers conducted at the Central South District Command Unit. This case demonstrates their dedication and tenacity. His diligent investigation resulted in the arrest and conviction of two violent offenders. We are doing everything in our power to ensure that criminals are brought to justice. We understand the impact of theft on victims, and we know that the effects are more than just property loss. Robbery is a violent and often traumatising crime, and we remain committed to tackling robbery in all of its forms.’