Cleethorpes

Man jailed for knifepoint salon robbery in Cleethorpes

A 41-year-old man from Cleethorpes was jailed for three years after pleading guilty to a salon robbery where he threatened staff with a blade.

Gavin Roberts of Sandringham Road in Cleethorpes entered a hair salon on William Street on Friday, November 23. He then threatened a woman working there and demanded money.

He used the blade to scare the woman into handing over cash.

Roberts pleaded guilty at Grimsby Crown Court to one count of robbery and possession of a blade.

He was charged with two other incidents of robbery – at a jewellery store on Sea View on Saturday, November 17 and at a shop on Thurnscoe Road on Thursday, November 22.

He pleaded not guilty to these as he had admitted a more serious charge of carrying a blade in the William Street Robbery. The two other charges will lie on file.

The officer in charge of the case PC Sarah Purdham said: “Gavin Roberts caused a huge amount of fear and stole hard earned money. He will now have time behind bars to think about the impact his actions have had.

“I hope his three year sentence will serve as a warning to anyone considering committing robbery – we will not tolerate it.”