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Robber who made £350,000 from crime gets assets seized

A robber arrested after a gang leader was shot dead by police during a building society raid has had almost £37,000 seized.

Dean Jenkins, currently serving 17 years in jail, benefited from crime by nearly £350,000, Maidstone Crown Court heard.

Judge Philip Statman made a confiscation order for £36,895 after Ian Acheson, prosecuting, said it was the available amount that could be paid to Group 4 Securicor.

Mr Acheson said the company was uninsured, "not by choice but by necessity". The confiscation amount is being held by police.

Another gang member, Ben Grehan, was said to have benefited by £187,920 but has no realisable assets. No order was made against him and Jenkins's father David.

Dean Jenkins, 40, of Wilks Close, Rainham, admitted five armed robberies of Group 4 Securicor guards delivering cash to the Nationwide Building Society in Paddock Wood, Strood, Birchington and New Romney and one at the Abbey National Bank in Herne Bay.

Grehan, 22, of Upper Norwood, south east London, was sentenced to 12 years for the Herne Bay, Paddock Wood and New Romney raids.

David Jenkins, 61, a former special constable and ex-Securicor guard, of Pantheon Gardens, Kingsnorth, Ashford, was jailed for 10 years for the New Romney raid.

Robert Haines, 41, of Canterbury Road, Challock, was gunned down by police marksmen on October 31 2006.

The father-of-two who worked as a nightclub doorman, was shot three times after he fired at an armed officer as he tried to make his escape with £105,000 in the New Romney raid.

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