A robber who threatened to stab chemist staff and used a knife and weights bar to intimidate them has been jailed.
Peter Lloyd (01/03/1985), of no fixed address, admitted one count of robbery and one count of possession of a bladed article. He was sentenced to 28 months imprisonment on Monday 11 August 2014 at Bolton Crown Court.
At about 10.30am on Monday 19 May 2014, Lloyd entered the chemist on Vernon Road, Greenmount and placed a carrier bag on the counter before telling staff: “Get me all the morphine or I’ll stab you.”
He then removed a knife and weights bar from the bag and put them on the counter.
A pharmacist then handed over some drugs to Lloyd, who left along Longsight Road towards Bury.
He was arrested by responding officers nearby a short time later.
Detective Constable Mick Yates, said: “I believe Lloyd was driven to commit this robbery due to his reliance on morphine and this case sadly highlights the potential impact and consequences of drug addiction.
“Despite this being an ill-conceived and ham-fisted robbery, a number of staff at the chemist were fearful of being injured such was Lloyd’s demeanour and possession of weapons.”