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Man admits carrying out robberies within weeks of being released from prison

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001
Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

A Mildenhall man has admitted carrying out three robberies within weeks of being released from prison.

Daniel Mitson, 22, of St John’s Close, pleaded guilty to robbery at a pharmacy in High Street, Lakenheath on February 26 when cash was stolen.

He also admitted robbery at a store in Ashley, Cambridgeshire on February 23 when cash and two bottles of whisky were stolen and at a convenience store in King Street, Mildenhall on February 24 when cash was taken.

He appeared via video link from jail at Ipswich Crown Court today. The court heard that Mitson committed the first of the robberies just 38 days after being released from a two year sentence imposed for a firearms offence.

Mitson, who has previous convictions for arson, harassment, assault and causing criminal damage, is to undergo a psychiatric assessment before he is sentenced, said Judge David Goodin.

Appearing for Mitson, Declan Gallagher said it was felt that the report to be produced by Professor Bob Peckett would help identify issues that his client may be facing.

He was remanded in custody until he is sentenced in the week starting May 9.