A serial robber who frightened and distressed his victims across Windsor and Slough has been jailed.

Dominik Sikorski, 20, of no fixed address, was jailed for six years and four months at Reading Crown Court on Friday. It followed a series of offences including robbery, attempted robbery and possession of a firearm.

He pleaded guilty to two counts each of attempted robbery and having an imitation firearm with intent, and one count each of robbery, theft from a shop and fraud by false representation.

The first incident took place on March 6, when Sikorski walked into premises in Dedworth Road, Windsor and pointed a firearm at members of staff before taking cash from a till and fleeing the scene.

Two days later he did the same Manor Farm Close and St Leonards Road in Windsor but left empty handed.

On the same day he stole expensive jewellery from a shop in Windsor High Street before selling it in exchange for cash at a store in Slough. The jewellery has since been recovered.

Investigating officer, DC Manminder Purewal, of Force CID at Maidenhead police station, said: “These incidents were extremely frightening and distressing for the victims, who had a firearm pointed at them by Sikorski.

“This investigation was a long and complex one, and I am pleased that Sikorski has been brought to justice.

“There is no excuse for this kind of behaviour and it will not be tolerated by Thames Valley Police.

“We will always conduct thorough investigations following incidents of this nature and will work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute and to thank the victims in these incidents for assisting with our investigation.”