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Eric N Smith Rolex robbers get 14 years’ jail time

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Two robbers who stole £400,000 of Rolex watches from jeweller Eric N Smith have been jailed for a total of 14 years.

Cousins Alan Mitchell, 34, and Gary Mitchell, 20, both from Glasgow, denied charges of robbery and assault but were found guilty at the High Court in Edinburgh and convicted to eight and six years respectively.

The cousins were convicted of a 33-second raid at Eric N Smith’s store in Newton Mearns, Glasgow, on April 13, during which they stole £400,000 Rolex watches, caused £210,000 of damage and threatened owners Eric and Yvonne Smith with a machete.

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A third person involved in the robbery is still at large.

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