Doncaster man guilty of post office armed robbery

Date published: 25 April 2019 14:37
Dated: 25 April 2019 15:36:46

A Doncaster man is now facing time behind bars after being found guilty of threatening staff in a post office with a sawn-off shotgun and stealing over £70k.

Paul James Jackson, of Crompton Avenue, Sprotbrough, was yesterday (Wednesday 24 April) found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm following a six-day trial.

On Monday 22 October last year, he entered the post office on Amersall Road, Scawthorpe, brandishing a sawn-off shotgun. He repeatedly threatened to shoot staff inside the store before stealing £72,000 in cash and stamps, leaving on a distinctive bright green motorbike.

Detective Constable Adam Watkinson, investigating, said: “Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident but this was incredibly traumatic for the staff inside the post office who were subjected to a shocking ordeal by Jackson.

“Jackson was identified through some excellent work by Doncaster CID, and is now likely to be looking at a lengthy prison sentence.”

Jackson, 39, has been remanded into custody and will appear before Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday 5 June for sentencing.

A second man, arrested in connection to the incident, has been released no further action.

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