Thief jailed after taking photos of loot

Thief jailed after taking photos of loot
Published: 2015 February 07 10:30:52 (9814 Views)
A 23-year-old robber, Jordan McDonald, was caught by cops after he left his travel pass in a getaway car he had stolen.

McDonald, from Aston, Birmingham, was part of a four-man gang that robbed a man who had collected wages from a bank, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The robbers were in a Toyota Corolla when they pulled up alongside the 26-year-old victim, who they had lay in wait for after spotting him withdrawing £23,000 in £50 notes.

After threatening the man with an iron bar, the gang sped off with the cash and their vehicle was later found abandoned.

McDonald had left his travel card and a shopping voucher with his name on inside the car.

He denied the offence and stood trial at Birmingham Crown Court.



A jury heard that a search of McDonald's girlfriend's house discovered £5,800 in sequential £50 bank notes.

McDonald tried to pass off as cash received from the sale of a car, even producing a receipt.

Police then found a photograph taken on his mobile phone, showing all the cash lined up on a stairway.

The jury found him guilty of robbery.

Detective Constable Michelle Hunt said: "McDonald was foolish to think that the jury would believe his web of lies with the amount of evidence against him.

"He will now have several years behind bars to contemplate the error of his ways."

McDonald's accomplices have not been traced to date.



Source - Mirror

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