Shop raid teenager jailed for two years

Scotmid, Bearsden
Scotmid, Bearsden

A teenager who held up a shop at knifepoint only to escape with a handful of chocolate eggs has been locked up for more than two years.

Liam Maloney (16) stormed into the Scotmid store in Bearsden, brandishing a large blade.

Maloney – then aged just 14 - repeatedly demanded alcohol from a shocked shop assistant during the raid on January 15 last year.

However, the woman refused and eventually pressed a panic alarm.

Prosecutor Ian Wallace told the High Court in Glasgow: “The accused then grabbed a handful of creme eggs from a display before quickly leaving the shop.”

Maloney, of the city’s Drumchapel, was back at court after pleading guilty to a charge of assault 
and robbery.

Judge Lord Burns 
locked him up for two years and 
three months.

Maloney looked ashen faced as he was lead to the cells.