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Man jailed for knifepoint robbery in Wimborne

A man who robbed a Wimborne store at knifepoint has been jailed.

Luke Eamon Charig, aged 34 and of Littlemayne near Dorchester, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court on Tuesday 3 October 2023 to be sentenced after admitting offences of robbery and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He received a prison sentence of two years and eight months.

At around 8.50pm on Monday 24 April 2023 the defendant was in the Spar shop in Gordon Road and went to the checkout area, where he grabbed a member of staff by her clothing and held a Stanley knife to her neck.

He demanded that the staff member open the till, which she did and he made off with cash believed to be between £300 and £400.

Officers attended and, following enquiries, Charig was arrested by officers at an address in Dorchester in the early hours of the following morning.

Clothing was seized that matched the clothing worn during the robbery and a quantity of cash was also found in his pocket.

He was subsequently charged with the offences.

Detective Constable Jacqui Gravenor, of Dorset County CID, said: “This must have been an extremely frightening ordeal for the victim and nobody deserves to be subjected to such a horrific experience when they are just going about their job.
“I am pleased that we were quickly able to identify Luke Charig as the culprit for this offence and bring him before the courts to face the consequences of his actions.”

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