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Hapless Plumstead ATM robber jailed

PUBLISHED: 09:48 30 December 2010

Harley Webb, who was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday, for raiding an ATM machine

Harley Webb, who was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday, for raiding an ATM machine

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A 21-year-old man has been jailed for three-and-a-half-years for his part in a bungled robbery where empty cash cassettes from an ATM were stolen.

Harley Webb, of Upton Road, Plumstead, lay in wait with two other men for the cash in transit delivery to arrive at the Esso Service Station in London Road, Greenhithe, on February 8 this year.

Last Thursday Maidstone Crown Court heard when the cash arrived at around 11.30am, Webb jumped over a fence as they targeted the two security guards.

During the incident they were threatened and warned not to do anything silly as Webb and his fellow robber claimed to have a gun. Both then grabbed two cash cassettes from the guards – not realising that they were the empty cartridges – before jumping back over the fence and running off to a waiting car.

Webb pleaded guilty to robbery at an earlier hearing in May. Co-defendants Jake Green, 18, of Plumstead Common Road, Woolwich, and Daniel Burgess, 28, of Goodwood Crescent, Gravesend, were sentenced at a separate hearing in September.

Green, who pleaded guilty to robbery, was given four years at a young offenders’ institute, and Burgess was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to assisting an offender and dangerous driving. He was also disqualified for two years.

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