Sheffield man admits armed robbery at petrol station

City Road Service Station in Sheffield
City Road Service Station in Sheffield
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A Sheffield man has admitted robbing a petrol station armed with a hammer.

Jason Mullins raided City Road Service Station in November but the hapless crook was caught red-handed by police who had pulled into the forecourt to buy a drink as the drama unfolded.

The 46-year-old, of Birdwell Road, Grimesthorpe, appeared yesterday at Sheffield Crown Court, where he admitted one count of robbery and a second charge of possession a weapon.

He was remanded in custody ahead of his sentencing at the same court on February 2 next year.

The Star reported at the time of the robbery how Mullins had leaped over the counter at the Texaco petrol station, opposite City Road Cemetery and grabbed bags of cash on the afternoon of November 30.

He was pinned to the ground outside by police, who happened upon the robbery.

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