Jailed for 14 years: Maida Vale man who carried out six armed bank robberies
- Credit: Archant
A man from Maida Vale who carrying out six armed robberies on banks across London has been jailed for 22 years today.
Jason Byrne, 45, of Carlton Vale, stole a total of £38,900 from branches in Swiss Cottage, Notting Hill, Kensington, Camden, Shepherds Bush and The Strand between April 1 and August 8 last year.
Kingston Crown Court heard he threatened cashiers with a gun whilst demanding they hand over cash.
His lookouts John Monaghan, 54, of Granville Road, Kilburn, and Paul Wiltshire, 47, of no fixed address, were jailed for 14 and 10 years respectively.
They had both admitted their involvement in a total of four of the robberies.
You may also want to watch:
Detectives from the Met’s Flying Squad launched ‘Operation Buzzsaw’ to find the culprits resulting in Byrne and Wiltshire being arrested as they targeted an HSBC branch in Shepherds Bush Green.
Both Byrne and Wiltshire were found with an imitation gun, two knives and a rucksack containing £4,500.
- 1 Appeal after woman hit on the head and sexually assaulted in Sudbury
- 2 Neasden man charged with murder and knife attacks
- 3 Mass vaccination centre opens in Wembley Park
- 4 Brent investigating implications of traffic measures court ruling
- 5 Brent residents face £100 council tax hike for Band D property
- 6 Man arrested in connection with Neasden murder and two stabbings
- 7 Buyers claim luxury flats are 'nightmare' construction site
- 8 Wembley drug dealer jailed for biting, scratching and pushing police
- 9 Fundraiser launched after beloved mum found collapsed in Barham Park dies
- 10 Police seek witnesses as Kenton crash victim named as Vimla Matai
Monaghan, who was later identified and arrested, previously pleaded guilty to his involvement in three of the robberies.
Wiltshire admitted his involvement in one incident.
Byrne, who had denied any wrongdoing, was acquitted of carrying out a seventh robbery at a Barclays Bank in Hendon.
Detective Inspector Scott Hartley, from the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “I am pleased that these three criminals have received lengthy prison sentences.
“Operation Buzzsaw was a lengthy operation to identify, target and arrest Byrne and his associates, who showed no signs of slowing down their offending.
“As a result of the diligent and painstaking investigation by the Flying Squad, these criminals now begin considerable prison sentences.”