AN ARMED robber was jailed indefinitely for a string of offences which left vulnerable victims terrified.
Gareth Siarl Williams, 36, will serve a minimum of four and a half years before he can be considered for parole.
These offences included a robbery at Corbett’s bookmakers in Hoole on March 2, and another at a‘Local’ off-licence in Ormskirk, Lancashire, on March 5.
Williams also pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a firearm and escaping from lawful custody at Mold Crown Court on December 23 last year.
Further offences included dangerous and disqualified driving in Liverpool on March 7 and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.
Williams was also sentenced for the knifepoint robberies he committed prior to his escape from court in Mold in December and several robberies and fraud offences in North Wales from September to December last year.
Commenting on his sentence, investigating officer DC Jonathan Carter from Northwich Police station said:
“Due to the hard work and commitment of the police team, a highly dangerous, armed criminal has been removed from the streets and the general public can, justly, feel safer as a result.”
Judge David Hale, who presided over the case, told Williams: “It will be very many years before you are considered for parole, and should you eventually be released, you will be analysed for the rest of your life”.