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A 20-year-old student has been sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment for two armed robberies carried out at petrol stations in Bracknell.
Caleb Molomo of Priestwood Avenue, Bracknell, pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery, one count of possession of an imitation firearm and one count of possession of a knife at Reading Crown Court.
Thames Valley Police said that during the first robbery, in December, Molomo entered the BP Petrol Station on Wokingham Road, Bracknell, carrying a knife. He demanded money from the till and left with over £200.
In February this year he went into another petrol station on Downshire Way in Bracknell where he was captured on CCTV. This time he was carrying an imitation firearm in his pocket. He again demanded money from the till and left on foot with £300 in a carrier bag.
He was arrested at the Essex University campus
Investigating officer, Det Con Andy Wroe of East Berkshire CID, said; “These were audacious robberies where the petrol station staff were threatened with violence, leaving them deeply upset. It was fortunate that nobody was hurt.