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Stirling convenience store knife raider faces jail

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Image caption Richard McPhee targeted the Stirling shop last November

A man who threatened a Stirling shop worker with a knife before stealing £980 from the till will be sentenced later this month.

Richard McPhee, 35, held up the Day Today shop in Drip Road on 25 November.

A court was told that McPhee brandished the knife at 27-year-old Lilita Mierina and forced her to open the till.

McPhee, also of Stirling, admitted a charge of armed robbery at the High Court in Edinburgh before judge Lord Boyd.

Officers recognised McPhee from Ms Mierina's description and he was arrested the following day.

Sentence was deferred for reports until 30 March.

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