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Man jailed for robbery – Slough

News   •   Feb 10, 2019 11:02 GMT

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation a man has been jailed for robbery in Slough.

Matthew Higgins, aged 29, of Priory Road, Slough, pleaded guilty on Friday (8/2) to two counts of robbery at Reading Crown Court.

He has been sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment at the same hearing.

It’s in connection with two incidents on the 24 December last year.

The first happened at around 8am, a robbery occurred in the CASCO store on Anslow Place and Higgins demanded money from the till. A member of staff was threatened with a knife during the incident and a man in his thirties sustained a stab wound to his arm.

He was treated at Wexham Park Hospital and has since been discharged.

Shortly after this incident, there was a robbery at McColls in Scarfell Road. Higgins again demanded money from the till and threatened staff with a knife.

He stole a quantity of cash before leaving the scene.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Hannah Broughton of Slough Force CID, said: “Both these robberies carried out by Higgins were violent and distressing, not only for the victims, but also witnesses.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the victims and witnesses for their help in this investigation. Along with their bravery and the hard work of the team on this case, Higgins pleaded guilty to both these offences.

“Higgins has shown he is a dangerous man and he will now serve time in prison.

“I hope the victims take some comfort in this outcome and can start to move forward from this incident.”

LM