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Man jailed for five years following Rugby robbery

A Rugby man has been jailed for five years after he was found guilty of robbery.

John Crisp

John Crisp, of no fixed abode, appeared at Warwick Crown Court in relation to an incident at a second hand furniture store on Wells St in Rugby on Thursday, 6 July.

Crisp was reported to have entered the store with two others, and assaulted and violently threatened the 71-year-old owner before making off with cash and other items of property belonging to the victim.

On Thursday (23 November), following a three day trial, the 42-year-old was found guilty by a jury of committing robbery and awarded a five year custodial sentence.

Detective Constable Sarah Johnston, said: "It is our priority to bring offenders to justice where possible and protect our communities from harm.

"The offence is completely unacceptable and I hope this result goes some way to reassuring the public as well as bringing some sense of justice to the victim upon whom this incident had a very distressing impact.

"I would also like to thank all the officers who assisted with the investigation and the work of the Crown Prosecution Service, which helped ensure the perpetrator was brought to justice."

Issued: 1.15pm, Friday 24 November, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Published 24/11/17