Kilburn man convicted on six counts of bank robbery
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Kilburn man convicted on six counts of bank robbery

A BANK robber from Kilburn, who targeted banks right across London, has been convicted.

Jason Byrne, 45, with an address at Carton Vale, Kilburn, was found guilty of six counts of armed robbery yesterday at Kingston Court.

The incidents took place between April 1 and August 8, 2014. Byrne was also found not guilty of one count of robbery on July 23 of last year at a Barclays branch in Hendon.

John Monaghan, 54, of Granville Road in Kilburn and Paul Wiltshire, 47, of no fixed abode, had both previously pleaded guilty to their involvement in three and one of the robberies respectively.

The court heard that a total of £38,900 was stolen between the robberies – which took place at Swiss Cottage, Notting Hill, Kensington, Camden, Shepherds Bush and the Strand.

Byrne took part in all of the offences – using a handgun to threaten staff while demanding they hand over money.

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It is believed that Monaghan and/or Wiltshire would stand watch.

Byrne and Wiltshire were detained in October 2014 as they targeted a HSBC branch in Shepherds Bush. They were found to have an imitation firearm, two knives and a rucksack containing £4,500 in their possession.

Monaghan was arrested later.

All three will appear before Kingston Court again on July 16 for sentencing.