Sheffield man jailed for seven years for machete raid

Jamie John Wild
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A Sheffield man was jailed for seven years for using a machete in an armed robbery in a convenience store.

Jamie John Wild, aged 25, of Westminster Crescent, Lodge Moor, was among three men who brandished the weapons and threatened a member of staff in a raid of TC's Mini Mart, Catcliffe, before escaping with £200 after forcing their way into the till.

Wild, who pleaded guilty to robbery, struck with two other men, who have never been charged.

He was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday.

Detective Sergeant Iain Martin, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Wild threatened a member of staff in the shop and thankfully she wasn’t injured but nevertheless was subjected to a traumatic ordeal as Wild brandished the weapons in front of her.

“He then stole just under £200 cash from the till before running from the area.

"Through extensive forensic and phone work we were able to identify Wild and he was quickly arrested, brought into custody and charged.

“I’m pleased with yesterday’s result and that Wild has been given a lengthy jail term for what was a violent, nasty attack for his own financial gain."