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Four-year sentence for robbery

A 43-year-old man has been jailed for four years for robbing the Lound Road Garage in Kendal.

Craig John Jackson, of Aynam Road in Kendal, made off with over £400 after brandishing a knife at the cashier on January 17.

Cumbria Constabulary says it's satisfied with the sentence.

“We are pleased to see that Jackson has been jailed for his crime. He subjected the cashier to a horrendous and needless ordeal by threatening him with a knife.

"The courts have shown that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated in this county and should be taken as a stern warning to any criminal contemplating committing such a crime."

– Detective Constable Mark Kerley

Police seek public help over knifepoint robbery

Police in Cumbria are appealing for public information as they investigate a knifepoint robbery in Kendal.

The robbery took place at the Lound Road Garage in the town on Saturday at 5pm. A staff member at the garage was threatened with a knife, and the robber made off with up to £500.

Police are looking for clothing that may have belonged to the robber, and are also asking for any witnesses to contact them.

A 43-year-old Kendal man has been arrested in connection with the robbery.

Detective Inspector Dave Stalker has appealed to people that may have information.

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Police search for knifepoint robber's clothing

Police are searching for clothing as they investigate a knifepoint robbery in Kendal.

They've asked members of the public to contact them if certain items of clothing are discovered.

A 43-year-old man from Kendal has been arrested in connection with the robbery at Lound Road garage on Saturday afternoon, when a staff member was threatened with a knife

Detective Inspector Dave Stalker explains what they are looking for.

Man arrested following Kendal knifepoint robbery

A 43-year-old man from Kendal has been arrested in connection with a knifepoint robbery at the garage on Lound Road.

A male offender took off with up to £500 in cash after threatening a staff member with a knife at 5pm on Saturday 17th November. No one was injured.

The offender has been described as a white male, of medium-to-stocky build with dark blonde hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a dark Adidas top with white stripes down the sleeves, a camouflage gillet, a green balaclava with larges holes for the mouth and eyes, blue jeans and dark shoes.

Police ask people if they have seen any of these items of clothing to get in touch.

Knifepoint robbery at Kendal garage

A staff member at a garage in Kendal has been threatened and robbed at knifepoint.

It happened at around 5pm yesterday (Saturday 17 January) at the garage on Lound Road in the town.

A man entered the garage and threatened a staff member with a knife demanding cash from the till. He stole between £400 and £500. No-one was injured.

Witnesses can contact Cumbria Police by calling 101.

We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area at the time to get in contact. Thankfully nobody was injured during this incident and police are currently making enquiries to identify who is responsible.”

– Inspector Paul Latham, Cumbria Police

'Terrifying' robbery at Carlisle shop

A knife-wielding robber terrified staff at a shop in Carlisle on Tuesday evening.

At around 10pm the man threatened staff at Spar, on Lamb Street. He was given money from the till and then fled onto Scalegate Road.

He is described as white, 5ft 8” tall with a slim build. He is believed to be between 40 and 50 years old and had grey stubble.

Cumbria Police are appealing for information:

“This incident was terrifying for the staff and customers in the shop. These incidents are rare in Carlisle and we are working to trace the individual responsible.

I would urge anyone with any information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to get in touch.”

– Detective Constable Cath Pattinson

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Post Office Robbery: Second Court appearance

A Hawick man has made a second court appearance in connection with a robbery at a Galashiels post office.

David Connolly, 30, is charged with assault to injury and robbery.

It follows an incident at the Gala Park Post Office in Balmoral Place, Galashiels, on Tuesday 2nd September when almost £3,000 was stolen.

Connolly made no plea or declaration during a private hearing at Selkirk Sheriff Court and was fully committed for trial.

He was remanded in custody until the next court date which still has to be confirmed.

Two in court in connection with Dumfries robbery

Two women were threatened at Lochfield Stores Credit: ITV Border

Two men have appeared at Dumfries Sheriff Court on a charge of robbing two women at knifepoint at a shop in the town.

35-year-old Gregg Newlands and 24-year-old William Trainor are accused of demanding money and robbing them of £673.

The incident is alleged to happened at Lochfield Stores in January. The case has been continued for a week.

Two arrested after blind woman robbed in Carlisle

Police have arrested two 16-year-old boys on suspicion of robbery, after a blind woman was robbed in Carlisle.

The woman in her 40's, who is registered blind, had her handbag stolen as she walked down Petteril Street with her carer at around 2pm on 7th May.

The teenagers, both from Carlisle, have been bailed until 26th May while police continue with their enquires.

Robbery update

Cumbria Police are continuing to investigate a robbery in Appleby, where a 61-year-old man was tied up and threatened.

Police were called to Station Road, at around 8.45pm last Friday (November 23rd).

The victim, a scrap metal dealer, was attacked by three men dressed in balaclavas and dark clothing, who entered the house wielding what’s described as baseball bats.

The man was tied up and assaulted but managed to escape and raise the alarm.

"The offenders fled and witnesses identified a vehicle - a green Ford Focus Estate - believed to have been involved in the offence, registration number S722 ABR.

"Also seen, one of the offenders was described as a white male, in his early 20s, approximately 5ft 8”, of slim build with short yellow/blond hair.

“From police inquiries, we have managed to seize the aforementioned vehicle in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

"Inquiries as regards the ownership, usage and locations visited by the vehicle are on-going to identify the offenders."

– Detective Chief Inspector Lee Johnson, Cumbria Police

"There are similarities between this offence and the robbery that took place in Kendal on October 2, when a home at Castle Oval in Kendal was broken into and four males wearing masks entered the property.

"They tied the victims up and after making a thorough search of the house, made off with thousands of pounds worth of cash and various other items.

“I’d like to hear from witnesses who saw anybody acting suspiciously in and around Appleby between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Friday, November 23, and also anyone who saw the green Ford Focus Estate car."

– Detective Chief Inspector Lee Johnson, Cumbria Police
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