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Man pleads guilty to armed robberies in Nottingham and Beeston

Detectives were able to identify John Williams after he sold some of the jewellery from the second robbery.

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A man has been jailed for six years and eight months after being found guilty of two armed robberies.

John Williams, 46, pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court today (Thursday 4 July 2019).

Both robberies took place in January 2019.

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The first robbery was at a pharmacy on Sneinton Road in Nottingham. Williams produced a firearm and stole a quantity of medication.

The second robbery took place at a jewellers in Beeston. Williams threatened staff with a firearm and took over 30 pieces of jewellery with an estimated value of over £40,000.

Detectives were able to identify John Williams after he sold some of the jewellery from the second robbery.

Detective Sergeant Charlotte Henson, who investigated the case at the jewellers, said: “These robberies were violent offences, where shop and pharmacy staff were put in considerable fear for their safety. I am pleased with the outcome and hope that it sends out a strong message that those who commit robbery will be brought to justice.”

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