Jail for knifepoint robber who threatened shop worker

Jail for knifepoint robber who threatened shop worker

By David Parker | 25/07/2019

Jail for knifepoint robber who threatened shop worker
Michael Marks

A ROBBER who threatened a petrol station worker at knifepoint has been jailed for more than two years.

Michael Marks (32) went to Texaco petrol station on Wortley Road, Kimberworth, and grabbed the lone till attendant, threatening him with a large knife.

Marks, of no fixed abode, but formerly of Clement Mews, Kimberworth, carried out the attack in the early hours of Thursday, May 23.

He made demands for cash before leaving with £110 and running from the area, a police spokeswoman said.

Marks was jailed for two years and three months at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday after pleading guilty to robbery and possession of a bladed article.

Det Con Paul McIntyre, the investigating officer, said: “Immediately we began our enquiries to trace the offender and a CCTV appeal was issued, showing images of a man on the forecourt of the petrol station and inside the store.

“Just two days later, Marks handed himself in to Rotherham Police Station and was charged and remanded that same day.

"Thankfully, the victim wasn’t injured but was understandably left incredibly shaken and scared by what happened.

"I’m pleased Marks handed himself in and pleaded guilty to the offences and would also like to thank members of the public who came forward with information following the appeal."

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