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Man sentenced for Kenilworth armed robbery

A man who committed armed robbery at a shop in Kenilworth has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to the offence at Warwickshire Crown Court.

Jamie Considine

Jamie Considine, aged 25, of Victoria Street, Coventry, and three other people robbed the One Stop in Albion Street at 10.06pm on 2 August 2017.

Considine approached the counter before threatening a member of staff at knifepoint. When the member of staff couldn't open the till he shouted to another one of the robbers "just stab him".

The robbers fled with a quantity of cash.

Considine was arrested the following day in Leamington.

He previously pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of a bladed weapon.

Police Staff Investigator Russell Marsh said: "This was an appalling crime and a horrific experience for the victim.

"Considine showed no consideration for his victim, using a knife to deliberately frighten him. I hope the victim and local community can gain some reassurance from the length of the sentence imposed."

In March three other people were convicted for their part in the robbery:

  • A 29-year-old man of no fixed abode was found guilty of robbery and possession of a bladed article and sentenced to nine years.
  • A 27-year-old man from Leamington Spa was found guilty of robbery and sentenced to six years in prison.
  • A 27-year-old woman from Leamington Spa was found guilty of robbery and sentenced to six years in prison.

 

Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 01/08/18