Glasgow & West Scotland

John Glancy jailed for six years for charity box raid

A man who stole charity boxes during a shop robbery in Renfrewshire has been jailed for six years.

John Glancy and two accomplices were wearing masks when they threatened staff at a Co-op store, in Bishopton, with poles and a knife last October.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that the 49-year-old had previous convictions for assault and robbery and was jailed for 20 months in 2009.

Glancy was not long released from jail when he committed the Co-op robbery.

Passing sentence, temporary judge Kenneth MacIver said: "This obviously is a matter of some considerable gravity and a robbery which was committed while all three of you were armed with weapons."

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