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    Jail sentence for Glasgow Scotmid’s armed-robber

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    A man involved in an armed robbery in a Scotmid convenience store Glasgow has been sentences to jail for 32 months.

    According to local reports, on March 31 this year, Brian Watt and an accomplice were on robbing spree when they pounced on Connor Gallacher at Scotmid in Glasgow’s Budhill.

    Placing a knife near Gallacher’s neck, the two ordered him to open the till. The two attackers made off with £668. Watt attempted to rob a second convenience store that day but failed doing so.

    He pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to a charge of assault and robbery as well as an attempted robbery.

    The court heard Watt had also tried to rob another convenience store that day in the city’s Lochend. He entered the store while intoxicated, purchased a chocolate bar and left.

    Employees noticed Watt return to the store on the CCTV wearing the same clothes and a face cover while in possession of a knife.

    Prosecutor Lauren Sangray said, “He climbed over the counter to steal items and shouted ‘just give me what I f***ing want”.

    The panic alarm was pressed and police attended. Watt was later identified by CCTV and he was arrested.

    Jim McParland, defending, told the court that the dad of three lost his job as a delivery man in March this year.

    The lawyer said, “This caused marital difficulties through financial pressures and his partner was arguing with him at the time. He left the family home and began to engage with alcohol again.”

    It was revealed that Watt has a previous conviction for possessing knives.

    Sheriff Daniel Kelly told Watt that the offences were “serious matters” and that a custodial sentence was appropriate.

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