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Gang of armed robbers jailed after Kentish Town bank robbery

PUBLISHED: 14:02 10 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:26 10 October 2016

Ashley Waterman pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm

Ashley Waterman pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm

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The fifth member of a group of armed robbers has been jailed at the Old Bailey after £240,000 was stolen in 15 robberies in north London

A group of five armed robbers have all been jailed after £240,000 was stolen in 15 robberies in north London.

They carried out “cash in transit” robberies – targeting valuables on the move.

The fifth and final member of the gang was jailed today.

A blank firing pistol was used to threaten a guard during a robbery at the Santander Bank in Kentish Town Road on September 17 last year.

Shots were fired from the same weapon during another robbery in Lordship Lane.

Officers were waiting for two of the suspects as they got ready to carry out a robbery at around 4am on October 31 last year.

A handgun was recovered from the car in which the suspects had been sitting.

Ashley Waterman, 28 of Silverdale Close, Northolt was arrested during the police operation in Wood Green along with Daniel Marsden, 31, of Whitley Close, Northants.

Waterman pleaded guilty to seven counts of conspiracy to rob between May 24 and October 31 2015.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm during the August 22 and September 17 robberies as well as on the morning of his arrest.

He was jailed today at the Old Bailey for 15 years and 8 months.

Daniel Marsden, 31, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob, relating to the robbery on September 17. He was also found guilty, following a trial at the Old Bailey, of possession of an imitation firearm.

He was jailed for 14 years on September 12.

Paul Hinge, 28, of Fladbury Road, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob for the same robbery on September 17 and a second robbery in Enfield.

He was sentenced on 12 September to four years and four months’ imprisonment.

Michael Palmer, 24 of Lansdowne Road pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob, relating to the robbery in Lordship Lane during which shots were fired.

He was sentenced on 12 September to two years and 10 months’ imprisonment.

Sheldon Hussey, 26, of Plevna Crescent, pleaded guilty to robbery at Dearsley Road, Enfield on October 7 2015.

He was sentenced on September 12 to two years and 10 months’ imprisonment.

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