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Worthing Knife Robber Sentenced to Prison

A man who threatened a petrol station worker with a knife in Worthing has been jailed. Matthew Maule entered the premises on Findon Road at around 5am on February 8th this year.

Worthing Knife Robber Sentenced To Prison

The worker reported the robbery, but the suspect had fled the scene. Later, another incident involving a knife was reported at a nearby address in Worthing. Sussex Police issued a public appeal to identify and locate Maule.

Worthing Knife Robber Sentenced To Prison

Worthing Knife Robber Sentenced To Prison

Maule, 38, formerly a groundsman of Gravits Lane, Bognor, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of a knife in a public place. At Lewes Crown Court on May 3rd, he admitted to robbery, possession of a knife in public, and possession of a bladed article in public. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

Worthing Knife Robber Sentenced To Prison

Detective Inspector Gary Jacobs said: “Maule entered a petrol station and threatened a staff member with a knife.

Worthing Knife Robber Sentenced To Prison

“It was a distressing incident for the victim, and we issued a public appeal to help identify and locate the suspect.

Worthing Knife Robber Sentenced To Prison

“From our enquiries, we were able to identify Maule. We are grateful to the public for their support to help ensure that Maule was arrested swiftly.

Worthing Knife Robber Sentenced To Prison

“The case demonstrates our determination to catch dangerous criminals and ensure they are taken off the streets.”

Worthing Knife Robber Sentenced To Prison

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