VIDEO: CCTV captures moment armed robbers hold Chatteris shopkeeper at gunpoint
TWO men have today been jailed for their part in an armed robbery in Chatteris.
Daniel Robertson, 20, was jailed for seven years and David Caley, 30, was jailed for seven-and a-half years at Peterborough Crown Court this morning.
Robertson, of High Street, Chatteris, stood in the doorway of London Road Stores brandishing a pump-action gun on Halloween (October 31) last year.
His unknown accomplice threatened the shopkeeper with a pistol and stole the till draw, containing �300, and �250 worth of cigarettes.
The men fled in a getaway car driven by Caley, of Huntingdon Road, Chatteris.
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Robertson and Caley pleaded guilty to armed robbery. Both were also given five months for possession of a firearm to run concurrent with their sentence.
A passer-by had seen the men fleeing the scene and wrote the car’s registration number down.
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Armed officers searched the area and two hours later Robertson and Caley were arrested.
The guns were never recovered.
Detective Constable Jon Edwards said: “This was a terrifying experience for the shopkeeper and I hope today’s result will allow him some closure.
“These sentences should send out a clear message to others that this type of crime will not be tolerated and we will use all of the tactics available to us to ensure offenders are caught.”