CCTV footage shows Maida Vale robber targeting bank in Notting Hill

Byrne was captured on CCTV inside the bank

Byrne was captured on CCTV inside the bank - Credit: Archant

A Maida Vale man who is in jail for carrying out six armed bank robberies has since been locked up for life, the Times can reveal today.

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Jason Byrne, 46, of Carlton Vale, was handed down a life sentence for attempting to rob a seventh branch in Notting Hill.

He was sentenced last month alongside accomplice Jerome Mills, 33, but the details have only been made public today after a third robber was jailed yesterday.

Jason Byrne has been sentenced to life

Jason Byrne has been sentenced to life - Credit: Archant

Byrne, Mills and Matthew Barrington-Williams had tried to rob a security guard who was delivering a cash box to the bank in Westbourne Grove on August last year.

Byrne, who wore a baseball cap, sunglasses and covered the lower half of his face, threatened the guard with gun but the cash had already been placed in a secure area in the bank so he fled the scene in a waiting BMW.

Jerome Mills, left and Matthew Barrington-Williams

Jerome Mills, left and Matthew Barrington-Williams - Credit: Archant

Barrington-Williams, who acted as a lookout, was also in the car which was driven by Mills.

Yesterday at Isleworth Crown Court Barrington-Williams was jailed for four-and-a-half years for attempted robbery.

Barrington-Williams acting as a lookout

Barrington-Williams acting as a lookout - Credit: Archant

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Byrne is already serving 22 years for six robberies committed April 1 and August 8 last year.

He was sentenced to life with a minimum tariff of five years for the attempted robbery on November 10.

Mills was jailed two years.

Detective Constable Ricardo Vieira of the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “Although the robbery was a failure these men put people in real fear of being seriously harmed.

“Byrne has now been sentenced to life in prison as a result. Those who rob and carry firearms will be pursued, brought to justice and can expect to spend a long time in prison.”