A VIOLENT robber who appeared on Crimewatch while on the run has admitted conspiring to rob a security guard in Ellesmere Port, breaking his leg and stealing a full cash box.
Nicholas Paul Chan, 24, from Pentworth Close, Speke, Liverpool, was wanted for months for breaching his licence by committing the robbery.
In March he appeared on BBC’s Crimewatch in their ‘most wanted’ section for dangerous fugitives.
Charged with conspiracy to rob and burglary, Chan also asked for nine more crimes to be taken into consideration at a hearing in Chester Crown Court on Thursday, December 16.
Chan, who was serving a three year sentence when he was released on licence from prison on August 29, 2008, was involved in a violent cash-in-transit robbery when two men assaulted a uniformed security guard near the Port Arcades, breaking his leg and stealing a full cash box. He was recalled to prison for the offence but remained on the run.
He was eventually arrested on October 14 this year in Liverpool – nearly two years after the robbery.
Chan admitted conspiring to rob between November 3 and 21, 2008, when he conspired to commit a robbery at Marina Drive, Ellesmere Port.
He also admitted burglary on October 17, 2009, while he was a wanted man.
He entered a house in Eaton Place, Hartford and stole jewellery, car keys, purses, cameras and laptops.
Chan will return to Chester on the conclusion of the trial of his alleged co-conspirators, which begins in January.