A GANG member jailed for his role in a cash lorry heist had his meagre income seized.

Marli Casaletto admitted his role helping axe-wielding gang members during a £22,000 robbery at Conway Street, Hove.

The 25-year-old, of Uplands Road, Brighton, denied being one of the riders, but his DNA was found on dumped cash boxes nearby.

He refused to name the others involved and was jailed for five years and one month last year.

This month, a sum of £65 was seized from him under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Previously, Charles MacDonald, prosecuting at Brighton Crown Court, said Casaletto had “provided critical logistical support” for the robbers by renting a “safe haven” for the cash at Claremont Terrace and stealing mopeds which were used to get away. The driver Ian Nicholl was threatened with a masked man brandishing a hatchet.

Mr MacDonald said Casaletto has 27 previous convictions for 59 offences including dishonesty, burglary, assault and dangerous driving.