Machete-wielding robber jailed for seven years

Machete-wielding robber jailed for seven years

By Antony Clay | 04/04/2017

Machete-wielding robber jailed for seven years
Jamie Wild.

A MAN who threatened a terrified shopworker with a machete during an armed robbery in Catcliffe has been jailed for seven years.

Jamie John Wild (25), of Westminster Crescent in Sheffield, carried out an armed robbery at a mini market on Brinsworth Road, Catcliffe, in February 2016.

Sheffield Crown Court heard yesterday that Wild and two other unknown men walked into the mini market armed with a large machete and a small hunting knife. 

Wild was in court this week for sentencing after pleading guilty to robbery at a hearing last month. 

Det Sgt Iain Martin, the investigating officer, 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.”


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