A robber carrying a knife was beaten with mops in two consecutive raids as he was trying to loot off-licences.
Stephen Hoggan, 49, has been jailed for five years after he admitted robbing three branches of One O One off-licence in Glasgow with a knife in April 2017.
After being hit by a mop as he fled from one shop making away with £37 from the till, Hoggan was mopped out of another branch of the franchise the following day by a shop assistant after he stole two bottles of alcohol.
On a third occasion, he admitted escaping with “a quantity of cigarettes and alcohol”, the BBC reports.
He was sentence to five years in jail by the Lord Justice Clerk Lady Dorrian at the High Court in Glasgow.