A Sheffield man who threatened a shop worker at knife-point before stealing cash from the store is now serving six-years behind bars.
On the morning of Monday 10 December last year, 47-year-old Warren Heath drove to the goods entrance of the Boyes store on Sicey Avenue in Firth Park, where a shop-worker was beginning to open up.
Heath and an unknown man got out of the car and approached the victim, as Detective Constable Haydn Crooks explains.
“Both of the men had their faces covered, with one carrying an eight-inch blade as he approached the man opening the store, immediately threatening him. He told him, ‘do everything I say and you won’t get hurt, this will all be over in a few minutes if you do what I say.’
“The shop worker was marched into the store, with demands made that he open the till.
“Thankfully, the man wasn’t injured and both men left soon after, taking with them an amount of cash.”
Officers began piecing together CCTV footage from the incident and Heath was identified as a result. In the weeks following the incident, a warrant was executed at Heath’s address in Chaucer Close.
He was then arrested and charged with robbery.
Heath appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today (Friday 28 June) where he was jailed for six-years. He was found guilty by a jury on 20 June earlier this year.
DC Crooks added: “This is an excellent result for the CID team who worked on this case and I’m pleased Heath has been jailed.
“While the victim wasn’t injured, the threats made were understandably incredibly traumatic and he was no doubt in fear of his life. I hope that he too can be reassured that Heath is behind bars for his actions.”