A former skipper of Salford City Reds Malcolm Alker has been jailed for armed robberies at KFC and Tesco, according to reports. The 39-year old former star was sentenced to four years at Bolton Crown Court on Friday.
The armed robbers threatened the staff with machete before making away with money. There was a bundle of £20 notes that had a GPS tracker and cigarettes. The Police used the tracker to trace the robbers to Delegart Street in Ince, Wigan before they were apprehended. The accused pleaded to being guilty of both robberies and were thus sentenced to four years jail apiece.
“Malcolm Alker and Michael Naylor forced terrified members of staff to hand over money by threatening them with a large weapon at two different stores within a short space of time. We worked closely with the police to build an overwhelming case against them which included CCTV of them committing the robberies and left them with no other option than to plead guilty to the offences,” a senior Crown Prosecutor said.