Post office armed robber gets 25 years

By | 07/06/2019

Post office armed robber gets 25 years
Jailed: Jackson

A MASKED robber who threatened post office staff with a gun and machete to steal £72,000 has been jailed for 25 years.

Paul James Jackson, of Crompton Avenue, Sprotbrough, drove a distinctive bright green motorbike to the post office in Scawthorpe on October 22 last year.

The 39-year-old threatened to shoot a member of staff before stealing cash and stamps.

He was identified after officers discovered the bike he was travelling on was being driven on false plates. 

Det Con Adam Watkinson said: “This was an incredibly traumatic incident for the staff members inside the post office that day, and while no one was thankfully injured, Jackson made significant threats with both the gun and a machete. 

“Jackson has denied his involvement throughout, despite the evidence we were able to put to him and I’m pleased that he is now serving significant time behind bars.

 “This investigation was a priority for us in Doncaster CID,” he added.

“We are committed to keeping residents of the town safe and in identifying and arresting Jackson we’ve been able to ensure he’s now behind bars and no longer poses a danger to the public.”

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