HAMPSHIRE ISLE OF WIGHT

Chilcott was identified and arrested within days of this incident, and his sentence is a positive result for the community

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At around 6pm on 26 December 2019, 29-year-old Reece James Chilcott, also known as Reece Sullivan, entered Central Stores on Hunnyhill, Newport, and demanded cash from the tills.

During the incident, he had a knife tucked in his waistband, and made threats towards staff.

Chilcott then left the store, having stolen £365 in cash.

He admitted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place at Isle of Wight Crown Court on Thursday 1 October.

Appearing at the same court today (Monday 2 November), Chilcott, of no fixed abode, was jailed for four years and eight months.

Following the sentencing, DC Julia Parker from Newport CID said: “This was a frightening incident for shop staff who were left in fear for their safety.

“Chilcott was identified and arrested within days of this incident, and his sentence is a positive result for the community.”