Travel agency armed robber jailed for nine years

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Gary Gilboy from Liverpool who was sentenced for the armed robbery of a string of travel agencies in Staffordshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire
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Gilboy pleaded guilty to 10 armed robberies in total

A prolific armed robber has been jailed for a series of raids on travel agencies in Staffordshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

Gary Gilboy, of Mentmore Crescent, Liverpool, was arrested after raiding Co-Op Travel in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, on 3 September.

Gilboy previously pleaded guilty to six armed robberies and asked for four others to be taken into consideration.

He was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court to nine years in prison.

'Innocent staff'

Det Sgt Angela Goodwin, of Staffordshire Police, said: "We welcome today's sentencing.

"Together with our colleagues in Lancashire and Derbyshire we worked closely to track down this offender, arrest and charge him.

"Between December 2009 and September 2010 Gilboy raided several travel agents and stole thousands of pounds in cash. His actions had a great impact on innocent members of staff."

Gilboy carried out armed robberies on travel agencies in Stone, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek and Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, in Buxton, Derbyshire, and Colne, Fleetwood and Nelson in Lancashire.

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