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THE armed robber, 58, raided a building society after fleeing HMP Standford Hill in Sheppey, Kent.
He took almost £20,000 from Chelsea Building Society in Sunbury. Wheatley was recaptured five days later in Tower Hamlets, East London.
The serial crook was jailed for life over the May 2014 robbery. The court heard Wheatley had 23 previous convictions for robbery, two for attempted robbery and 18 for related firearms offences.
He earned his nickname by using an imitation handgun to hit people in raids. THE murderer, 56, walked out of HMP Sudbury, Derbys, in 2005 and during nine years on the run he claimed benefits and went on holidays abroad after getting a passport.
He was even jailed for three months in Ireland for robbery – without anyone realising he was wanted in the UK. He had two-and-ahalf years added to his term after his recapture. THE serial armed robber carried out a string of raids after he was let out of HMP Thorn Cross, Warrington, for work experience.
The 35-year-old, who was doing 18 years for 23 raids, stole £1,500 from the Max Spielman photo store he was placed in in 2013 and targeted nine other shops. He was caught after 28 days and got an extra six years.
DANGER: Wheatley robs bank and, above, Standford jail