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Gunman from Chafford Hundred jailed after driving car into bank
7:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014 in News
A “CAREER criminal” from Chafford Hundred has been jailed for robbery and firearms offences – after using a car to smash his way into a bank.
Wayne Colligan, 43, of Daniel Close, who admitted six offences, was sentenced at the Old Bailey last week.
He carried out a robbery in Welwyn Garden City, Herts, on January 24 last year by driving a car through the front door of a Halifax branch, injuring a member of staff.
Terrified staff and customers were then threatened with a gun before he made off with £68,000 from a cash machine which was being refilled.
On May 8, last year, Colligan was seen in High Street, Wanstead, east London, parking a car outside an HSBC bank. He was stopped by police, who found a loaded pistol and a balaclava.
Colligan was sentenced to life for two counts of conspiracy to rob, possession of an imitation firearm and a firearm with intent to commit an offence.
He was sentenced to six years for having the pistol and four years for having ammunition without a certificate.
Colligan will not be eligible for parole for at least seven years and eight months.
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