Wirral supermarket robbers convicted of carrying out more raids

Wirral Globe: Wirral supermarket robbers convicted of carrying out more raids Wirral supermarket robbers convicted of carrying out more raids

Two Wirral men currently serving jail terms for a terrifying supermarket raid in Wigan today received further prison sentences following two other robberies.

It was only after Simon Ignacio and Daniel Kaye had been jailed in January this year that detectives began making further investigations to similar masked raids in the town.

As a result the two men pleaded guilty to robbery at the Co-op in Woodhouse Lane, Wigan on December 23 last year, and Ignacio also admitted another robbery.

Andrew Ford, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court that Ignacio and another unknown male, both dressed in black and masked, robbed a convenience store in Gidlow Lane on December 9 and escaped with £600 cash.

In the later offence Ignacio, Kaye and a third man struck at the Co-op store and stole £250 cash and cigarettes worth £85.

Sentencing Ignacio to two years imprisonment and Kaye to 22 months Judge David Aubrey, QC, said that he had read statements from the terrified shop staff and was aware of the impact and fear such offences cause.

The sentences he imposed begin from today.

Ignacio, 32, and Kaye, 25, both of Bridge Street, Birkenhead, received three years and  28 months respectively when they were jailed last January for robbing a Co-op store in Pole Street, Standish, Wigan, on December 30, 2012.

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