Polmont offender’s crossbow crime

An inmate at Polmont Young Offender’s Institution is serving time for pulling on a mask and arming himself with a crossbow to try and rob a convenience store.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 12:25 pm

Tobey McGeoch (20), whose address is listed as Polmont YOI, admitted the attempted robbery he committed at McColls, Drip Road, Stirling, and possession of an offensive weapon on January 15.

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Last Thursday, Falkirk Sheriff Court heard McGeoch had “fears for his own safety” being in the general population of Polmont YOI.

Sheriff John Mundy said: “You do not have your troubles to seek, but this was a very serious offence. Going into a shop and brandishing a crossbow and attempting to rob the shop of a sum of money is far too serious to warrant anything other than a custodial sentence.”

He was sentenced to 27 months in prison back dated to January 16. The court also ordered forfeiture of the crowsbow and the crossow bolts.