Doncaster man found guilty of threatening staff with a sawn-off shotgun

A Doncaster man is facing prison after being found guilty of threatening staff in a post office with a sawn-off shotgun and stealing over £70k.

By Ann Holmes
Thursday, 25 April, 2019, 17:16

Paul James Jackson, of Crompton Avenue, Sprotbrough, was found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm following a six-day trial.

On Monday, October 22 last year he entered the post office on Amersall Road, Scawthorpe, brandishing a sawn-off shotgun.

Paul James Jackson

He repeatedly threatened to shoot staff inside the store before stealing £72,000 in cash and stamps, leaving on a distinctive bright green motorbike. 

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“Jackson was identified through some excellent work by Doncaster CID, and is now likely to be looking at a lengthy prison sentence.”

Jackson, 39, has been remanded into custody and will appear before Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday, June 5 for sentencing.  A second man, arrested in connection to the incident, has been released no further action.