A ROBBER who stole a cash box from a security guard outside a supermarket petrol station in Brierley Hill has been jailed.

Ross O’Riely attacked a security guard as he was collecting cash from Sainsbury’s petrol station on Turners Hill at midday on Thursday April 20.

The 38-year-old of Marans Croft, Birmingham, was sentenced to four years and eight months after pleading guilty to robbery at Wolverhampton Crown Court last Thursday (June 22).

He was also sentenced to 10 months for dangerous driving to run concurrently and was disqualified from driving for 40 months.

The security guard, who was attacked from behind, fought back and following a scuffle managed to pull off O’Riely's glove.

Police have praised his bravery which helped solve the crime as O'Riely's DNA was on the glove.

O’Riely managed to break free and he ran off with a cash box containing money, escaping on a waiting motorbike.

The following month O’Riely was arrested in Warwickshire for dangerous driving in a vehicle on false plates flagged as being connected to the crime.

He was linked to the robbery from DNA obtained from the glove along with other evidence police had gathered.

Stourbridge News: The attack happened at the Sainsbury's petrol station on Turners Hill The attack happened at the Sainsbury's petrol station on Turners Hill (Image: Google)

DC Benjamin Lyttleton from Force CID said: “This was a brazen robbery committed in broad daylight.

“As he had a motorbike parked nearby to make a swift getaway, this was clearly something that Ross O’Reily had been planning.

“What he clearly didn’t expect was the resistance put up by the security guard.

"Thanks to his bravery, we were quickly able to link O’Riely to the crime from the DNA sample we extracted from the glove the security guard managed to grab.

"We swiftly charged him and we’re pleased to see him behind bars for the offence.”