Man jailed for attempted robbery - Bracknell

29/08/2014

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court yesterday, Thursday, 28 August 2014, and was jailed for seven and a half years for an attempted robbery in Bracknell.

Leon Glasgow, aged 37, of Adams Place, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted robbery and one count of failing to provide a security code.

Glasgow attempted to rob a G4 security van, which was parked at Skimped Hill Lane Shopping Centre in Bracknell between 4pm and 4.15pm on 30 August last year.

Two G4 security guards were replenishing an ATM machine when Glasgow attacked one of the guards, wrestling him to the ground. However, Glasgow was unable to obtain the cash and fled the scene empty-handed.  The security guard sustained cuts and bruises during the incident.

The second offence relates to Glasgow refusing to provide police with the password to his mobile phone, which had been seized during the investigation.

He was sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment for the attempted robbery and one year imprisonment for failing to provide security code to run concurrently.