An armed robber who was involved in a plot to steal £240,000 across north London has had his jail sentence cut by judges at the Court of Appeal.
Ashley Waterman of Silverdale Road, Northolt was a member of a gang that went on a spree of raids across Enfield, Haringey and Camden between May and October 2015.
The 29-year-old was jailed for 15 years and eight months with five extra years on licence after admitting conspiracy to rob and three counts of having an imitation firearm with intent.
He was one of five gang members behind a plot to steal hundreds of thousands of pounds by holding up security guards across north London.
Waterman, who was branded a danger to the public at the time of his sentence, has had his sentence cut to 13 years and five months by judges at the Court of Appeal, who on Friday (July 21) said his term was "excessive".
Judge Mark Brown said the jail term did not take enough account of Waterman's admissions of guilt.
The court heard that the gang committed a series of eight robberies, targeting security guards who were transporting cash around London, using weapons to threaten them.
During three of the robberies, fake handguns were wielded and judge Brown told the court the guns would have been "terrifying" to the victims as they were "highly realistic".
Waterman was caught on CCTV holding a pistol during a robbery of Santander bank in Kentish Town Road in September 2015 and during a raid at Southbury Leisure Park in Enfield, Waterman took an empty cash box.
He was arrested on October 31 2015 after police swooped in on a planned robbery by the gang in Wood Green.
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