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Bottisham man jailed for attempting to rob Sainsbury's at knifepoint

Stefan Clark, of Trinity Close, Bottisham (7855343)
Stefan Clark, of Trinity Close, Bottisham (7855343)

A Bottisham man who rang the police to admit attempted robbery has been jailed for 32 months.

Stefan Clark, of Trinity Close, Bottisham, brandished a knife as the supermarket manager at Sainsbury’s in Trumpington, near Cambridge, and demanded money from the till in January.

The 39 year old dragged the knife down the shop manager’s arm and punched him in the face but he fought back and managed to take the knife off Clark and pull the scarf off his face, exposing him to the shop’s security cameras.

Clark left the shop with one bottle of beer, but later rang the police and admitted to attempting to rob the shop.

During police interview he claimed he couldn’t remember exactly what he had done that day, but he went on to plead guilty to attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon at court.

At Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday he was sentenced to 32 months and 16 months respectively, with the sentences to run concurrently.

DC Karen Lunn said: “Thankfully, the victim has managed to escape without injury but this was a terrifying incident which left him shaken and shocked.”

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