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Serial robber Gary McGuire jailed for another six years

A man jailed for six years for two armed robberies in North Lanarkshire has been handed another prison term for a similar offence.

Gary McGuire was jailed in September for stealing hundreds of pounds from a bookmakers and pet store in Coatbridge in May and August last year.

At the High Court in Glasgow, he was given another six years for robbing another bookmakers in the town.

McGuire, 25, will also be supervised for three years after his release.

The court heard that McGuire, who is originally from Coatbridge, is serving a six year prison term for armed robbery at HMP Addiewell, West Lothian.

Guilty plea

During a court appearance in September, he admitted using a knife to rob £270 from a pet store in Coatbridge on 27 August 2010.

He was also convicted of robbing a bookmakers in the town on 7 May.

McGuire has now been sentenced for robbing Ladbrokes bookmakers in Coatbridge on 24 May last year.

The court heard he wore a mask and used a knife to threaten the cashier.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman, presenting a knife at her, repeatedly demanding money, attempting to force his way into the secure till area and rob her of £300.

Jailing him for six years, judge Lady Stacey told McGuire: "You committed two robberies and, before you were dealt with, you committed the one with which I am concerned."

She added: "I am told not surprisingly that you are seen as a risk to the public and that supervision on your release would be helpful to you and essentially for the public safety."

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