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Man jailed following robbery in Nuneaton

A man has been jailed after he threatened a woman with a knife and demanded money from her.

Luke Armes, 30, of Lime Grove, Nuneaton, pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years' imprisonment at Warwick Crown Court on Monday (4 February).

The victim, a woman in her 40s, knew Armes and let him into her house in Black-a-Tree Road, Nuneaton, on 21 August 2018. After initially being friendly, Armes became aggressive and demanded money.

He emptied the contents of her handbag before pulling a television off the wall. He then went to the kitchen, picked up two knives and used them to threaten the woman.

He threatened to set the house on fire if she told the police.

Armes was arrested nearby a short time after the incident.

While in custody Armes damaged police intercom and CCTV systems.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage and was sentenced to two months to run concurrently for each offence.

Detective Sergeant Lomax, of the Nuneaton Offender Management Unit (OMU), said: "This was a terrifying robbery, committed against the victim by someone she knew, who violently turned against her.

"Armes was promptly arrested by officers after the initial report to police and was remanded into custody by the OMU team, he was later linked to the offence through blood found at the scene which helped to secure his guilty plea."

 

Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 06/02/19