Brothers jailed after dressing up as old men in ‘extremely life-like’ masks to rob jewellery shop

Two brothers robbed a jewellery shop and took off with a £15,000 Rolex after disguising themselves as elderly men with “extremely life-like” latex masks. 

The pair might have got away with it – if they hadn’t abandoned the masks in the boot of the car. Several weeks after the robbery, one of the brothers was stopped by police while driving.

In the car were the two masks, still carrying the brothers’ DNA, along with a bag containing a hatchet, knife and cable ties.

George Murphy-Bristow was arrested at the scene. After a forensic examination of the saliva in the masks linked the brothers to the robbery, Murphy-Bristow and his older brother Benjamin Murphy were arrested separately.