Man jailed for robbing Clay Cross travel agent

Law and order
Law and order

A LIVERPOOL man who robbed a Derbyshire travel agent after threatening staff with a knife has been jailed.

Alan Roberts, 40, was one of two men who entered Co-op Travel, Clay Cross on October 22, 2010 demanding cash.

He was arrested after his fingerprints were found in the getaway car used in the robbery which was later recovered by police.

Roberts, of Garston, Liverpool, denied robbery but was found guilty by a jury at Derby Crown Court in November 2011.

He was sentenced to nine years in prison on Thursday, December 8.

Investigating officer DC Annetta Difelice said: “I am pleased with the sentence which clearly reflects the seriousness of the crime committed.

“I am happy for the victims who were subject to a terrifying ordeal and thank them for the resilience they displayed throughout the investigation.”