A 58-year-old man from Ferndown has been sent to prison for four years for an attempted robbery in the West Moors area of Ferndown.
Daniel Holland pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon. He's been handed down a four year term in jail for the robbery offence and ordered to serve one years’ imprisonment – to run at the same time – for possessing a knife.
The court heard evidence that at 5.30am on Friday 14 March 2014 Holland entered the Tesco Express store on Station Road in West Moors wearing a beanie style hat pulled over his face with two holes cut out for his eyes.
He was also wielding an object, which is now known to be a plastic tube, which had plastic bags wrapped around it. Two members of staff were in the store at the time, one screamed when she saw Holland come into the shop, alerting her colleague who quickly came to her aid from the delivery room.
He challenged the offender grabbing the object from him while his colleague alerted security staff. Holland fled the scene discarding his beanie hat and a carrier bag containing a knife.
Aldershot Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old boy was threatened in the street.
He was in Cambridge Road, at about 8.30pm on 29th June, when a man threatened him. He had no personal items with him, nothing was taken. The offender left with another man in a purple or black BMW.
The man who approached the victim was white, aged between 26 and 30, about 6ft 5ins tall and of muscular build. The second man was white, about 6ft 3ins tall and had short dark-brown hair. He was topless and had a black pattern tattoo on his back and was wearing brown cargo shorts.
This was a frightening incident for this teenager but fortunately he wasn’t injured and nothing was taken. Were you in the area at the time? Did you see anything suspicious? If you know anything about this incident, please contact me as soon as possible.”