A 23-YEAR-old man has been jailed for four years for his part in a city centre street robbery
Michael Sullivan from Liverpool was arrested after attempting to steal more than £4,000 in takings from a local businessman on his way to the bank in Bridge Street, Chester.
Sullivan was arrested October 8 after his victim and members of the public detained him until police officers arrived. The money was recovered and returned to the business.
Police were able to use footage from four different CCTV cameras in the city centre to present to the court when putting the case forward.
On Monday, November 23, Sullivan was jailed for four years at Chester Crown Court after pleading guilty to robbery.
The victim in the case, asked not to be named, said: “I am grateful to all the people who helped me. I only have praise for the city CCTV cameras and shop link radios which were used on the day. The amount of people that came to help because of this was unbelievable.”
DC Paul Nolan of Cheshire Constabulary’s CID said: “This sentence shows that violent crime like this will not be tolerated in Chester.
“The victim was understandably shaken by this incident and I only hope that the fact that this man has been sentenced to a prison term serves as a comfort to the victim.”