One man crime wave admits armed robbery

IPSWICH: A one-man crime-wave has admitted committing 12 offences over a three-month period including an armed robbery on an Ipswich film rental shop.

Leon Glasgow, of Adams Place, Kesgrave, is today awaiting sentencing at Ipswich Crown Court next month after also admitting a burglary at a pub and asking for ten other offences to be taken into consideration.

The 33-year-old brandished a screwdriver at a female worker as he robbed Blockbusters in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Glasgow entered the shop just before 2.50pm on May 20 and threatened the store assistant while demanding money.

After being handed the cash from the shop’s safe he fled from the store.


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It is understood Glasgow got away with less than �1,000.

Shortly after the robbery, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said the member of staff had been shocked by what had happened but was not hurt.

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In addition to pleading guilty to robbery at his Ipswich Crown Court plea and case management hearing, Glasgow also admitted a burglary at a town centre pub three weeks later.

He stole a purse and its contents from Mannings on the Cornhill. Glasgow entered the staff area of the pub before taking the purse.

The incident occurred on June 11.

The offences he asked to be taken into consideration are all understood to be thefts, which occurred between April and June this year.

Glasgow will return to Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing on November 15.

He was remanded in custody until then.

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