Search

Hornsey man in court charged with Tottenham riots jewellery theft

14:51 04 May 2012

Police allegedly found a quantity of cash and drugs at Yhap

Police allegedly found a quantity of cash and drugs at Yhap's home.

Archant

A Hornsey man has appeared in court charged with a theft from a Tottenham jewellers after it was destroyed by fire in last year’s riots.

Demetri Yhap, 26, of Minster Walk, Lightfoot Road, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today in connection with the theft at Paradise Gems jewellers last August.

He has been charged with burglary of the jewellers, in High Road, on August 6, as well as violent disorder in High Road during the riots.

Yhap also faces charges of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and cannabis, after a quantity of cash and drugs were allegedly seized by officers at his home.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at the court again on May 11.

Three men have previously been arrested in connection with the burglary at Paradise Gems in which a safe was stolen following a fire.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on April 26 and bailed to return to a north London police station on July 28, while a 35-year-old man was arrested on April 19 and bailed to return on July 30.

On April 5, a 27-year-old man was also arrested in connection with the theft and bailed to return to a north London police station on June 10.

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 13:20
Sedat Meric was cleared of attempted murder but convicted of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

A man who opened fire on a Tottenham pool hall in a revenge attack - then turned his gun on armed police - has been cleared of attempted murder.

Yesterday, 10:35
George Alexander Pikounius is charged with two counts of attempted abduction.

A Wood Green man will be spending the festive period behind bars after being charged with the attempted abduction of two teenage schoolgirls.

Yesterday, 06:45
Charges in Haringey Council-run car parks and pay-and-display bays will be waived this weekend.

Christmas shoppers hitting the borough’s high streets this weekend will be in for an extra treat – as Haringey Council will waive parking charges.

Thu, 17:45
144 Squadron in training in Hampshire. Picture: Stewart Turkington

A team of Hornsey-based army reservists have brushed up their bomb-detection skills on an action-packed weekend of battlefield training.

Most read news

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.