Seven years behind bars for knife-wielding robber

A Sheffield man has been sent to prison for seven years after being found guilty of robbery.

Samuel Coggan, 31, was on trial at Sheffield Crown Court last week charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article.

After a three-day trial, on Friday 28 September the jury found him guilty of both offences. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. For the bladed article offence, he was sentenced to one year in prison to run concurrently to his seven-year term.

The court heard how Coggan, formerly of Collinson Road, Sheffield, robbed a convenience store in the Ecclesall Road area of the city at knifepoint in February 2018.

He stole the till and its contents from the store.

Detective Constable Paul Lamb said: “This is a great result for Sheffield and an individual who used a knife to commit a robbery is now behind bars.

“Coggan has denied responsibility for this crime throughout our investigation and I’m pleased a jury convicted him at court last week.

“Robbery is a terrifying offence for victims to experience, especially if weapons are used to threaten or intimidate. I hope those affected by this incident earlier this year are reassured by the swift police action to investigate and apprehend Coggan.”