Glasgow & West Scotland

Ex-soldier Derik Brydon jailed over Glasgow shop raids

A former soldier who admitted robbing four shops in four months in Glasgow has been jailed for six years.

Iraq-veteran Derik Brydon, 33, was caught after being captured on CCTV at all the stores between February and June this year.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how after robbing one store he complained that the cash came in £5 notes.

Judge Lady Stacey also ordered Brydon, who is from the Maryhill area, to be supervised for three years on release.

The court heard that Brydon stole £1,850 from the Co-Op shop in Great Western Road after brandishing a knife at staff.

'All fivers'

When he was handed the cash, he said: "You rob a shop and all you get is fivers."

Brydon also stole cash during raids at two Tesco stores - one in Queen Margaret Drive and the other in Maryhill Road.

He also threatened staff with a hammer at a shop in Dumbarton Road, in Glasgow's west end, stealing £250, wallets and a mobile.

After being caught Brydon told police he could not recall any of the robberies, but admitted it was him on the CCTV images.

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