Two moped-riding muggers took turns stabbing a man to death on a London street as he walked home with his girlfriend, a court has heard.
Danny Pearce, 31, was killed after a night out with Stephanie Holland at a jazz club in Greenwich in the southeast of the city on July 15, 2017.
Prosecutors at Inner London Crown Court today told jurors Mr Pearce was shot and stabbed by two armed robbers wearing balaclavas.
The court heard how Danny was targeted for his £7,000 Rolex watch, which he refused to hand over.
He was then chased through the streets and cornered on the front steps of a flat, where he was knifed to death.
Louis Malby, for the CPS, said one of the muggers had a "pistol in his hand, described as an old-fashioned revolver.
"The other one had a knife in his hand and in Stephanie Holland's view it was curved," he told the court.
"Stephanie shouted, 'Run!' As she was running down the street she heard shots fired."
A CCTV camera that happened to be pointing right at the front steps where Mr Pearce was cornered captured his horrific final moments.
"There were two things that happened that we would have never been aware about," Mr Malby said.
"The first is that as well as the attacks at the bonnet of the car, as well as the steps, there was a lot more chasing up and down the street and that is caught on the CCTV."
He went on: "The second is perhaps even more significant, when the footage is examined you can see that the two men actually swap positions and they take it in turn to stab Danny Pearce."
Mr Pearce's blood was found on the bonnet of a parked car as well as on the steps where he was trapped.
"He was banging on the door hoping someone would let him in," Mr Malby said.
"In the end, someone did open the door – but it was too late."
The court heard the two men pulled off Mr Pearce's watch just as Ms Holland, wearing high heels, ran back towards her boyfriend.
Her terrified screams could be heard in the CCTV footage, which was shown to the court.
Jordan Bailey-Mascoll, 28, has already been convicted of Mr Pearce's murder and is currently serving a life sentence.
Prosecutors claim the second mugger was David Egan, 24, who has maintained his innocence.
He also denies three counts of robbery, two of possessing an offensive weapon, possessing a gun in a public place and possessing an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.
Prosecutors claim Egan had carried out a series of armed moped robberies in the days before Mr Pearce's death.
The trial continues.
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