Robbery duo jailed after terrifying raids
TWO thugs who carried out two terrifying armed robberies on lone women store workers were jailed for a total of 12 years.
James McDowell, 56, and Robert Donnelly, 50, both from Carluke, initially struck at the Wee 10 O’Clock Shop in Shotts, Lanarkshire last December.
They escaped with more than £7,000 after threatening a worker with metal bars.
McDowell and Donnelly targeted the 10 O’Clock Shop in nearby Wishaw a fortnight later and made off with £1,000. The women involved in each raid were left badly traumatised
McDowell and Donnelly admitted the two assault and robberies. Judge Lord Matthews jailed McDowell for seven years and Donnelly for five years, three months.