AN ARMED robber who threatened terrified staff and customers with a handgun at a travel agency has been jailed for nine years.

Oluwefemi Odumuyiwa, 22, of, Elliscombe Road, Charlton, robbed the Thomson travel agency in Old Church Road, Chingford on August 23 2010.

He forced six people into a backroom at gunpoint during the morning raid and made staff empty the shop’s safe escaping with £1,345.

Odumuyiwa was also found guilty of another holdup at a branch of Thomson on Holloway Road, Islington in July 2010.

On that occasion he threatened staff and customers with a handgun before escaping with £4,500 in cash and £2,340 worth of traveller’s cheques.

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