Robert Grogan jailed for armed robberies in Christchurch and Bournemouth
A MAN has been jailed for seven years after carrying out armed robberies in Christchurch and Bournemouth.
Robert Grogan, 50, of no fixed abode was sentenced today at Bournemouth Crown Court after being found guilty of committing two armed robberies and two offences of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit robbery.
Evidence was heard that an armed robbery took place at the Co-operative store on Cranleigh Road in Southbourne on Saturday 12th January 2013. Another robbery also occurred at Saufland Stores in Christchurch on Sunday 13th January 2013.
A black imitation firearm was used during both incidents in which cash was stolen. Nobody was injured in either incident.
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Detective Constable Neil Third of Bournemouth and Poole CID said: “These incidents were extremely distressing for the victims and will have an impact on their loves from some time to come.
“I would like to thank them and the witnesses for their support. Grogan’s conviction and sentence shows that Dorset Police is committed to bringing offenders to justice and that these crimes will not be tolerated.”