Men who used tracker device to ambush a father found guilty of murder
9th May 2022

Two men, 25 and 26, who used a tracker device to ambush a father, 33, before stabbing him to death inside his Mercedes ML250 are found guilty of murder

  • Donald Owusu and Harvey MacFoy attacked Albert Amofa after he arrived home
  • Mr Amofa, 33, was stabbed repeatedly as the attackers demanded his car keys
  • The plan was to steal £5,000 of cannabis that they thought was in the vehicle

Two men who used a tracker device to ambush a father before stabbing him to death inside his Mercedes have been found guilty of murder.

Donald Owusu, 25, Harvey MacFoy, 26, and an unidentified man attacked Albert Amofa after he arrived home in south Croydon, south London, with a girlfriend on the evening of December 15, 2019, the Old Bailey was told.

Mr Amofa, 33, was stabbed repeatedly as the attackers, two wearing balaclavas, demanded his car keys in an alleged bid to steal £5,000 of cannabis they mistakenly thought was in the vehicle.

Prosecutor John Price QC said the plan appeared to have been to abduct the occupants and take them from Drake Road in Croydon in the victim’s black Mercedes.


Donald Owusu (left), 25, Harvey MacFoy (right), 26, and an unidentified man attacked Albert Amofa after he arrived home in south Croydon, south London, with a girlfriend on the evening of December 15, 2019, the Old Bailey was told

But they were thwarted when they were unable to force Mr Amofa to hand over the keys.

The court heard that the killing had followed a carefully organised plan to abduct the victim, having bought and fitted a tracker device to his car.

MacFoy and a third defendant, Theo Brown, were accused of conspiring to pervert the course of justice by disposing of the hire car used by the attackers.

Brown, who alone denied the charge, was said to have been involved in taking the Peugeot to Nottingham, where it was left in a residential street.

A post-mortem examination found that Mr Amofa had five wounds to his back and thigh, one of which had penetrated the femoral vein and resulted in substantial blood loss.

Investigators trawled through CCTV footage to track down the attackers, who had arrived in a Peugeot car.

Mr Amofa (pictured), 33, was stabbed repeatedly as the attackers, two wearing balaclavas, demanded his car keys in an alleged bid to steal £5,000 of cannabis they mistakenly thought was in the vehicle

It had been hired through an app which used GPS tracking, enabling police to recreate the defendants’ movements to and from the scene.

The prosecution suggested the attackers believed their targets had a large consignment of cannabis in the Mercedes after the drugs were advertised on social media.

As a result, bus driver Mr Amofa was ambushed within moments of parking outside his home.

The court heard that Owusu’s DNA was found on the tracker fitted to the Mercedes.

DNA under the victim’s fingernails was linked to MacFoy, jurors were told.

MacFoy and a third defendant, Theo Brown (above), were accused of conspiring to pervert the course of justice by disposing of the hire car used by the attackers

Owusu, the alleged knifeman, and MacFoy had denied being involved in the killing.

In his evidence, Owusu claimed he had been asked to fit the tracker by a contact known only as ‘Big S’ as part of a business exposing cheating wives.

The jury deliberated for 21 hours to convict Owusu and MacFoy, from south London, of murder on Monday.

MacFoy had admitted perverting the course of justice and Brown, also of south London, was convicted of the same offence.

Judge Alexia Durran adjourned sentencing to a date to be fixed in June.

A violent scuffle broke out in the dock as Owusu and McFoy were remanded into custody.

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