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Woman jailed for armed robbery

Simone Larner Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A 27-year-old woman has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for an armed robbery in Doncaster.

The incident took place on the evening of Thursday, 10 January 2013, at a newsagents on Thorne Road, Stainforth.

Police were called to the premises after a woman entered the store, demanded money from the till and threatened staff with a black imitation handgun.

As the members of staff were unable to open the till, the woman grabbed ten pouches of tobacco valued at £60 and left the premises.

The staff involved were left shaken but uninjured.

Simone Larner, 27, from Stainforth, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for armed robbery at Sheffield Crown Court.

DC Michelle Thompson said “The sentencing at court is a true reflection of the seriousness of this crime. By making threats with an imitation handgun, the incident was particularly terrifying for the staff involved, who were thankfully, not physically injured.”