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'Juice can' shop armed robber Michael Bryden jailed

An armed robber who was caught after leaving behind a can of juice with his DNA on it has been jailed for four years and four months.

Michael Bryden, 25, was armed with a knife when he raided the Premier Stores shop in Irvine, North Ayrshire, in September last year.

He escaped with £60 before being traced through the saliva on the can of juice he left at the shop.

Bryden was jailed after admitting a charge of assault and robbery.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how he had a lengthy criminal record with a number of prison terms for violence.

Jailing him, judge Lord Turnbull told Bryden: "For a man of your age, you have a bad history of violent and dishonest behaviour."

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