Police release picture of jailed South Yorkshire thief who attacked a service station worker
A thief has been locked-up after he attacked a service station worker during a night-time raid at a garage.
Sheffield Crown Court heard on January 28 how Carl Wynne, 36, of Harlington Court, Denaby, Doncaster, struck at a service station on Doncaster Road, at Denaby, Doncaster, about 3.30am, on December 1.
Neil Coxon, prosecuting, said the service station worker had left the garage for a cigarette and the defendant and a female entered the shop and Wynne indicated he wanted to buy cigarettes.
Mr Coxon added: “The defendant said I want all the money from the till. I am going to rob you.”
The worker told Wynne there was no money in the till and the defendant said he had been joking, according to Mr Coxon, but as the employee tried to press a panic button the defendant became agitated.
Mr Coxon said a confrontation followed between the two of them before the worker escaped and alcohol and cigarettes valued at over £900 were stolen but Wynne was identified from CCTV footage.
Wynne, who has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to the theft and the assault and the court heard he had subsequently breached a community order, a suspended prison sentence and a conditional discharge order.
Dale Harris, defending, said Wynne has battled and overcome an opiate addiction but he has become addicted to prescribed drugs and he has been struggling with benefits.
He added that the complainant described the confrontation as a “tussle”.
Judge Peter Kelson QC sentenced Wynne to 40 weeks of custody.