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Banbury jewellery robber caught by public imprisoned

  • 14 November 2012
  • From the section Oxford
Jimmy Stringer
Image caption Stringer was pinned to the ground until police arrived

A man caught by the public robbing a jewellers in Oxfordshire has been jailed for five years.

Jimmy Stringer, 23, of Popham Street, North London, pleaded guilty to robbery over a raid at the store in Banbury in September.

He was stopped by shoppers who saw the robbery taking place and pinned him to the ground until police arrived.

Stringer was part of a gang of four who smashed their way into the jewellers with sledgehammers.

They grabbed Rolex watches but fled when a security device discharged smoke in the shop.

It was the fourth raid on the shop in five years.

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