A ROBBER who threated shop staff with a hammer has been jailed.
Jack Stopps of Shakespeare Avenue, Warwick appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday (January 27) for sentencing.
It comes after he targeted a shop on Chase Meadow in Warwick where he threatened staff with a hammer at around 10.30pm on November 10.
Police found him on Shakespeare Road with cash and cigarettes hidden in his trousers.
He was arrested and remanded in custody before appearing at Warwick Crown Court on December 17 where he pleaded guilty to robbery.
He has been sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment.
A 25-year-old man from Warwick was arrested in connection with the investigation, and is currently on bail.
Det Con Jag Gill said: “I’d like to praise the bravery of the store staff, in what would have been a very frightening incident for them, and also the work of our response officers to locate and arrest Stopps.
“This was a tremendous team effort to promptly investigate this offence and bring it before the courts. Stopps will now face justice for his actions.”