Pair Jailed For Manchester Machete Robbery
5 March 2012, 18:36
27 year old Conrad Strachan from Wythenshawe has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to robbery at an earlier hearing.
18 year old Richard Simanis also of Wythenshawe has been sentenced to three years after he also pleaded guilty to robbery.
They used a machete to threaten a 46-year-old man who was banking the takings for a mini supermarket on Bramhall Lane in Stockport at Natwest Bank in Rumboll.
The worker's arm was cut by the blade during a struggle for the bag and onlookers saw what was happening, they intervened and helped the injured man. The two offenders were scared off and left with some of his takings.
Police tracked down the offenders because one of them dropped a mobile phone at the scene. Fingerprints were also recovered from the plastic bag the victim had used to carry the cash.
Detective Constable Richard McCorry, of Stockport CID, said: "This is a fantastic result, these two men had the audacity to steal a man’s hard earned money, and attack him in broad daylight.
"This kind of violence will not be tolerated and the offenders are where they deserve to be, behind bars.
"Understandably the victim is still shaken by the incident, which has left him with a scar on his arm. Hopefully, this result will provide some closure and he will be able to get on with his life knowing justice has been done."