Robber threatened woman, 76, with knife as she visited shop

Daniel Coia jailed for 20 months after assaulting and robbing pensioner in Kirkintilloch in May.

A robber who pounced on a 76-year-old woman as she went to her local shop has been jailed for 20 months.

Daniel Coia crept up behind the pensioner and told her: “I’m going to take your bag.”

The 30-year-old claimed he had a knife and warned the OAP not to scream.

Meanwhile, Coia’s accomplice rifled through her pockets and took her bag.

The pair fled from the scene of the crime in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire in May this year.

But, the victim shouted after him: “I will remember you.”

Police were alerted before Coia was discovered in a friend’s garden. It emerged he had been freed early from prison following a previous violent offence.

Coia pled guilty to assault and robbery charge at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Sheriff Johanna Johnston QC branded what happened “despicable”.

Coia was ordered to complete 200 days of his last sentence before beginning his new period of imprisonment.

He will also be under supervision for ten months upon his release from custody.

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