A robber who got his unsuspecting grandma to take him back to his getaway car in an attempt to collect stolen cash has been jailed.
Declan Lloyd (01/02/91) of South Radford Street, Salford, was found guilty of robbery following a trial.
At Manchester Crown Court on Friday 11 January 2013, he was sentenced to four years in prison.
At 2.35pm on Tuesday 24 April 2012, a security worker was delivering cash at Barclays bank on Liverpool Road, Peel Green when Lloyd approached him from behind.
He grabbed the cash box that contained a substantial amount of money before getting into a stolen Peugeot 207, which he abandoned in the Parklands, Radcliffe, before immediately fleeing the area.
GMP’s helicopter was deployed alongside detectives, response officers and specialist traffic officers and a search of the local and surrounding areas took place.
A few minutes after the car was located by police, at 3pm, Lloyd returned to the scene, having obtained a lift from his grandmother.
He was seen collecting the cash box and putting it into his grandma’s car.
Both were immediately arrested and no further action was subsequently taken against his grandma.
Detective Constable Justin Bryant, of the Volume Crime Team, said: “Following this robbery we commenced a thorough and comprehensive search for the stolen vehicle and due to the efforts of officers on the ground it was quickly located.
“Due to their endeavours, and partly thanks to Lloyd’s dim-wittedness in returning to the scene so quickly, we were able to identify the offender, locate the getaway car and recover the stolen cash in about 30 minutes.
“Lloyd did not think twice about targeting the security guard and even roped his unsuspecting grandmother in to try and get away with this crime but thanks to the efforts of all involved he is now starting a four year prison sentence.”