Glasgow & West Scotland

Glasgow syringe robber snared by using his own car

An armed robber who was caught after using his own car to make a getaway has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

James Daly admitted using a syringe containing his blood to threaten staff and rob the G101 Off Licence in Paisley Road West, Glasgow, last October.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how a man outside the store realised it had been robbed and noted Daly's car registration as he drove off.

Police attended his home nearby and found the blood-filled syringe.

There was, however, no sign of the stolen money, which amounted to £315.66.

Judge Lady Stacey was told that Daly had 13 previous convictions for violence and disorder, four for robbery with a weapon and one conviction for assault with intent to rob.

She told Daly: "If it had not been for your early guilty plea I would have jailed you for eight years."

She added: "You have an appalling record. What you did in the off-sales that day must have been terrifying."

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