Three men guilty of robbery

Three men have today, Monday 18 June, been sentenced at Plymouth Crown Court to 11 years and nine months for robbery at a Plymouth shop.

Philip Hogan, aged 31 from Devonport, Mahammed Rahman, aged 35 from Devonport, and Mark Barker, aged 34 from Devonport, all pleaded guilty to robbery of a Kwik store on Albert Road on 27th April 2018. Rahman also pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article.

All three were sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.

The court heard how all three men entered the shop around 10.30pm with Rahman brandishing a knife and threatened a lone shop worker.

The men then left the shop with hundreds of pound in cash from the store till.

Detective Constable John-Paul Eccles said: “As can be seen from the footage, this was a very violent incident in which a knife was used to threaten a shop worker.

“The local policing team, response officers, the tactical policing team and Devonport CID worked closely together to quickly identify the three suspects involved. Hogan and Rahman were arrested shortly after with Barker being arrested two weeks later.

“We would also like to thank the local community who provided information which led to the discovery of the till and subsequent clothing used by the three offenders.

“The victim was left shaken and scared by this incident and I hope that today’s sentence offers reassurance that justice has been served and incidents like this will not be tolerated.”

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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