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A bungling crook who used a fake gun to steal a shopping basket of socks and sweets was snared by fingerprints found on bars of chocolate,
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Alan Jacobs, 31, pulled out an imitation Beretta style handgun after swiping a stash of cheap treats from a Poundland store in Liverpool.

Security guard John Cummings was getting ready to go home at the end of his shift when Jacobs, of Everton, struck at around 5pm on August 28 last year.

Jacobs pretended he was about to pay, then ran out of the budget shop and was chased by Mr Cummings into the street.

He pointed the realistic looking,
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As he fled, the hapless robber dropped chocolate bars and packs of socks later found to bear his fingerprints, reports the Liverpool Echo.

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Fifteen minutes later, Jacobs headed to Urban Angel hairdressers, in Derby Lane, where Charlotte Hutton and a 16 year old girl were working.

He demanded to know what was in the till but when Ms Hutton said she had already cashed up for the day, he pointed the gun at her and said: "I’m not fing about here."

The scared salon worker handed over in envelopes meant for staff wages and the crook, who by now had covered his face with a scarf, ran away.

He dumped the fake gun in a nearby garden, where it was found by a resident.

After inspecting the weapon, Judge Neil Flewitt,
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"I have no doubt anybody seeing it and threatened with it would think it was real,
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Mr Cummings said he had since been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and had to take time off work.

The court heard the two workers in the hairdressers were "terrified" by the incident and left "jumpy" when working in the salon.

Jacobs was sentenced to six and a half years in prison after he admitted two counts of robbery, plus possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and with intent to commit an offence.

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