Masked burglar stabbed shopkeeper to death for the sake of £100 in the till during a ‘one-man crimewave’

Masked burglar stabbed shopkeeper to death for the sake of £100 in the till during a ‘one-man crimewave’

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A BURGLAR killed a shopkeeper for the sake of £100 in the till during a “one-man crimewave”.

Alex Gunn, 31, was caught on CCTV stabbing Ravi Katharkamar, 54, shortly after the trader had opened his store.

Alex Gunn, of Pinner, was found guilty of murder, robbery, burglary and theft
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Alex Gunn, of Pinner, was found guilty of murder, robbery, burglary and theft[/caption]

Ravi Katharkamar, 54, was stabbed shortly after opening his shop

A jogger found him and called 999 but Ravi died at the scene in Pinner, North-West London, in March.

The shopkeeper had suffered two knife wounds, one of which fractured a rib and punctured his lung and heart.

Masked Gunn made off with the till, containing a float of £100, and fled in a stolen Vauxhall Astra.

The Old Bailey heard Gunn had been responsible for a string of burglaries and thefts, all to fund his drug habit.

Prosecutor Bill Emlyn Jones QC said Gunn was “sufficiently savvy” to cover himself with a balaclava during the attack on Mr Katharkamar.


Describing Gunn as a “one-man crimewave”, he told jurors he was also responsible for a string of burglaries and thefts, all to fund his drug habit.

Gunn, of Pinner, was found guilty of murder, robbery, burglary and theft.

He will be sentenced on Friday.

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Alex Gunn, 31, who was caught on CCTV, was described as a ‘one-man crimewave’[/caption]

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