The group of over 20 rough sleepers have been congregating outside a plush Park Lane apartment block, leaving some residents complaining that they are too scared to use their own front door.
Locals claim many in the gang are armed with walking sticks or crutches with knives on the bottom to slash open rubbish bags to check for anything of value, before leaving the contents strewn all over the floor for the council to clean up.
In the early hours of this morning, police, council officials and Home Office immigration staff raided the area, resulting in 14 of the gang agreeing to return home.
A further nine people spoken to during the raid will be issued with immigration papers demanding they leave within a month.
Chauffeur Patrick O’Toole, 54, said he has seen police move on the group about 12 times within the last two years.
He said: "We have to phone the council all the time about them.
"As soon as people put their rubbish bags out they are tearing all the bags open, chucking rubbish everywhere.