Police have charged Jonathon Whitton of Rabourmead Drive, South Ruislip, with three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Mr Whitton, 38, was one of five men and one woman arrested in dawn raids on Tuesday carried out by the Met police and Thames Valley Police (TVP).

TVP released the names of Mr Whitton and co-accused Hugh Anthony Atkins, 28, of Burtwell Lane, London, and Leon Anthony Simpson, 39, of Lambert Road, London.

They are charged with two counts and one count respectively of conspiracy to commit robbery.

The cash snatches included one in East Avenue, Hayes, on November 8, in which distinctive Indian jewellery and mementos were taken.

The robberies began in October 2012 and East Avenue  was the most recent. On that occasion, a safety deposit box belonging to the family of Nivakar Arunthavalingam was taken as it was removed from the branch of Lloyds Bank. Other robberies were in Pinner and Tulse Hill.

Eleven-year-old Nivakar died of head injuries after being hit by a car as he and his older brother, Mhaventhan, were on their way to Uxbridge High School in The Greenway in March 2008.

As well as jewellery, the box contained keepsakes such as a sympathy card.

After the robbery, his mother spoke to the Gazette and told them of her fresh heartbreak five years on.

“I was very saddened to hear that this had happened," she said.

“His things remind me of him, and I want to treasure them until my death.

"We think about him all the time, and it has been very difficult for us to forget.”