Stupid thief holds up his ex mum-in-law!

Published Tuesday, Apr 14 2015, 18:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
An armed robber has been branded as Britain's dumbest criminal for holding up a store where his former mother-in-law was working!

Robber Kyle Iveson, 24, was nicked in a flash after he was recognised by his ex girlfriend's mother and grandmother of his daughter, Karen Brown, 54.

Kyle Iveson, dubbed Britain's dumbest criminal after holding up his ex mum-in-law

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Although Kyle was wearing a scarf around his face and had his hood up, Karen, 54, recognised him straight away because of his distinctive walk. He was holding a 12in knife and demanding her to open the till using a lower fake voice but he couldn't quite fool his ex-girlfriend's mum.

Karen was quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: "I recognised him a mile off. He was holding the knife and demanding I open the till. He thought I wouldn't know it was him."

Iveson fled the store in Clitheroe, Lancashire, with £650 but was arrested shortly after as Karen immediately called the police and identified him.

Iveson, a heroin addict, confessed to the robbery and is now facing a three-year sentence along with a restraining order, which bans him from contacting Karen in any way.

By Alexandra Donald

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