Man charged over Sheffield shop raid after worker is threatened with knife and screwdriver

A man has been charged over a shop robbery in Sheffield in which a worker was threatened with a knife and screwdriver.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 8:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 8:08 am

Two men raided the Premier store on Burncross Road, Burncross, on September 10, last year.

One had a knife and the other was armed with a screwdriver.

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A man has been charged over a shop robbery in Burncross, Sheffield

The men threatened the owner of the shop before escaping with two charity boxes and cash from in the till and behind the counter.

Between £500 and £700 is understood to have been stolen along with 100 packets of cigarettes and the shop owner’s wallet.

Steven Gillis, aged 42, of Victoria Street, Barnsley, has been charged with robbery and theft of a motor vehicle in connection with the incident.

A 26-year-old man arrested over the same incident remains on police bail.

Gillis appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court yesterday was remanded in custody to next appear at court on March 17.