Robber who assaulted shopkeeper, 71, jailed for five years - The Rugby Observer

Robber who assaulted shopkeeper, 71, jailed for five years

A ROBBER who assaulted a 71-year-old shopkeeper has been jailed for five years.

John Crisp, 42, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of robbery at Warwick Crown Court on Thursday (November 23) following a three day trial.

Crisp went into a second hand furniture store on Wells Street in Rugby on July 6 with two others, and assaulted and violently threatened the 71-year-old owner before stealing cash and property belonging to the victim.

Detective Constable Sarah Johnston said: “It is our priority to bring offenders to justice where possible and protect our communities from harm.

“The offence is completely unacceptable and I hope this result goes some way to reassuring the public, as well as bringing some sense of justice to the victim upon whom this incident had a very distressing impact.

“I would also like to thank all the officers who assisted with the investigation and the work of the Crown Prosecution Service, which helped ensure the perpetrator was brought to justice.”


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