Jailed: Drug-addled robber who targeted Biggleswade supermarkets

PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:08 25 September 2018

Luton Crown Court, where 24-year-old robber Ryan Collins was jailed. Picture: Google Street View

Luton Crown Court, where 24-year-old robber Ryan Collins was jailed. Picture: Google Street View

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A drug-addled robber who targeted supermarkets in Biggleswade has been jailed.

Ryan Collins, of no fixed address, was jailed for three years and two months at Luton Crown Court on Thursday after being convicted of two counts of robbery, as well as possession of class-A drugs.

On May 11 this year, the 24-year-old stole several bottles of alcohol from Asda in Church Street and the Co-op store in Kingsfield Road.

When challenged, he said he had a syringe. He was later arrested in Shortmead Street, where he was found to have drugs on him.

Det Con Guy Steel-Jessop said: “We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in our county and we are satisfied that justice has been done.

“Hopefully his sentence will allow him to reflect on his actions, as well as serving as a reminder to offenders that they will be caught and brought to justice – as a force we are committed to apprehending these people.”

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