Man jailed for ‘terrifying’ knife point robbery in Sheffield

A 23-year-old man has been jailed for four years after robbing a shop in Sheffield at knifepoint.

Saturday, 30th March 2019, 4:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 7:13 pm

Joshua Baxter and two other masked men went into the McColl’s shop, on Lowedges Road, and threatened staff with knives before stealing cash and cigarettes on December 2, 2018.

South Yorkshire Police tracked down Baxter after his DNA was found at the store.

Baxter, of no fixed address, was brought before Sheffield Crown Court where he was sentenced to four years in prison.

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Joshua Baxter, 23, was jailed for four years after committing robbery in Sheffield

He pleaded guilty to robbery, theft and possession of cannabis.

Detective Constable John Briers said: “Baxter is now behind bars for a series of crimes and I hope the local community is reassured by the action taken by police.

“Robbery can be terrifying for victims to experience and his threatening behaviour with a knife was clearly intended to intimidate and cause distress.

“We will investigate these matters thoroughly to identify those involved and bring them before the courts.”