A man who raided two restaurants and two stores in Brixton during the August unrest has been jailed for two and a half years.
Kadeem Shirley, 21, was caught on CCTV stealing cash from McDonalds, Brixton Road, before crossing the road to Kentucky Fried Chicken where tills were smashed open during the mass disorder on August 7 last year.
He was also seen taking boxes from Footlocker, which was later gutted by fire, and more goods from Vodafone.
Shirley, of Hercules Road, SE1, was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to the four burglaries at Inner London Crown Court.
Investigating officer traineee detective constable Suzanna Lucarotti said, “This conviction is the result of hard work by the Lambeth Operation Withern team over many months.
“The looting that he was involved in caused fear the public, in particularly the innocent staff working within some of stores. It also caused extensive damage and financial loss to local businesses. Some of the stores involved never fully recovered from the disorder. Footlocker remains closed in Brixton.”
When arrested in February 2012, Shirley initially denied any involvement. It was only when officers presented the CCTV footage did he then admit his involvement.