Violent robber pushes pair of scissors to throat of terrified Card Factory worker – Mirror Online
This is the chilling moment a robber holds a pair of scissor to the throat of a Card Factory employee during a terrifying ordeal for the worker.
Jamie Herbert, 50, brandished the blade as he demanded the worker to opened the till.
The CCTV captures the thug become more and more aggressive and push the scissors up to the victim’s throat in Dover, Kent.
Herbert, wearing a grey tracksuit top and bottoms, eventually flees the shop after employees dash to help the scared victim.
And the yob was sentenced to six years in jail on Tuesday after admitting robbery, assault of an emergency worker and threatening a person with a blade.
Canterbury Crown Court heard Herbert tried to drive away the retail park in a grey Renault Megane after the offences on Saturday May 18.
“This was a terrifying ordeal for the man who was threatened and everyone else who was nearby and witnessed the robbery,” Police Constable Beth Gumley, of Kent Police, said today.
“Herbert has shown he is a very violent man after he continued to be aggressive and assaulted one of our officers during his arrest.
“Kent Police is committed to tackling violent crime and will clamp down hard on anyone who thinks it is acceptable to arm themselves with blades and cause harm to others.”
The court heard Herbert, from Dover, was stopped by police in his car and attempted to flee them on foot.
Although he threw a metal chair at an officer during the chase, the thug was arrested and taken into custody.
The car was searched and officers found the scissors used in the incident along with the card and receipt.
Officers also reviewed the CCTV in the shop, spoke to shocked customers who saw the ordeal and were able to bring charges quickly.