A knifeman who tried to rob a bank after giving a cashier his name and address has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Dean Smith went to the Barclays branch to tell staff he had moved house – but was tempted by the sight of tills full of cash.
He was recognised when he returned half-an-hour later wearing a ‘terrible disguise’ of sunglasses and socks over his shoes.
The 27-year-old ran off empty-handed after demanding ‘all the cash’ from a cashier, who saw he was holding a breadknife and pressed an alarm.
Stephen Jeary, defending, said: ‘He told the police it was stupid and he was very sorry but he was desperate for money.’
Smith, of Treorchy, South Wales, admitted attempted robbery and carrying a bladed weapon at Merthyr Tydfil crown court.
15 May 2014 | 9:05 am – Source: metro.co.uk