A MAN who used a pair of underpants to disguise himself before carrying out a cash-in-transit robbery in London has been jailed.
Jason Paul Keogh, 44, of Deans Drive, Enfield, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Tuesday to seven years and two months' imprisonment.
He had pleaded guilty that day at the same court to robbery, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition over the incident last September.
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The Metropolitan Police have now released CCTV footage from the incident, which shows Keogh arranging the underpants on his head.
It later shows him fleeing the scene, however the pants appear to have obscured his view as he walks into a parked van before making off.
During the incident on September 10, 2017, a security guard was robbed of a cash box at gunpoint as he left the Morrisons supermarket on Aldermans Hill, London N13.
The stolen cash box was recovered a few hours later in the canal at New River Path on Oakthorope Road.
It had not been breached and still contained the full amount of stolen cash.
The handgun, a revolver containing three rounds of live ammunition, was found discarded nearby.
An investigation was launched by the Flying Squad and Keogh was identified as a suspect following forensic work.
He was arrested on November 29, 2017 and charged the following day.
Detective Inspector Jason Barber, of the Met's Flying Squad, said: "Despite the slightly comedic way Keogh disguised himself for this robbery, it shouldn't detract from the fact this was a very serious offence that put people at real risk of harm.
"The sentence handed down reflects this serious nature.”