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Robber in a Scream mask is jailed - and locked up in the same cell as his DAD; Jake Rouse, 21, has been locked up for a raft of crimes and has been sharing a cell with his own father.

Byline: Paul Byrne

Arobberwho wore a Scream horror film mask in a terrifying raid at a shop has been sharing aprisoncell with his dad.

It was revealed in court when Jake Rouse, 21, was sentenced to 17 years for a string of crimes.

The thug and two accomplices had an imitation sawn-off shotgun when they robbed a Co-op store and threatened to shoot a worker in the head.

Rob Kearney, defending Rouse, told the court: "He had no proper family life to speak of.

"His father has been in custody since he was three. Tragically, he shares a cell with his father at the moment."

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Mr Kearney said his client began his criminal career aged 12.

Rouse's gang stole over [pounds sterling]5,000 from the Co-op in Bolton, Gtr ManA-A-chester, in June. Rouse, of no fixed address, admitted varA-ious burglaries and robberies including mugging two 15-year-old lads.

At Manchester crown court he was sentenced to 10 years in jail for the Co-op robbery and four years for the other crimes.

The judge added a three-year extension as he considered Rouse to be dangerous.

Rouse appeared via video link from Forest Bank jail in Salford.

In 2010 aged 13 he was named and shamed by magistrates when he was slapped with an Asbo for damaging schools, including starting fires.

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Jake Rouse is sharing a cell with his father at Forest Bank prison

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Rouse wore a Scream mask at a raid at a Co-op

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Date:Jan 21, 2018
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