22-year-old Yorkshire man jailed for armed robbery

An armed robber who threatened a cashier with a knife has been jailed for three years.

Saturday, 4th May 2019, 2:53 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th May 2019, 3:01 pm
Tyler Griffiths, aged 22 of Bower Street, Harrogate has been jailed for robbing the Pellon Lane newsagents in Halifax. Photo: West Yorkshire Police.

Tyler Griffiths, 22, targeted the Pellon Lane newsagents in Halifax on Sunday, February 10.

Griffiths, of Bower Street, Harrogate, entered the store with armed with a knife.

He demanded the cashier, a woman in her 20s, hand over money from the till.

Police managed to catch Griffiths after issuing a CCTV appeal.

Several members of the public called in with information which led to Griffiths being identified.

He was sentenced to 3 years at Bradford Crown Court on Friday, May 4.

Detective Sergeant Ross Wadsworth, of Calderdale CID, said: “We welcome the sentence imposed on Griffiths and although no one was injured in this incident, the use of a knife clearly caused concern in the community.

“We received a great response from the local community and further afield after publishing the appeal on our Facebook page so I would like to thank the public for their help in tracing Griffiths and ultimately helping us secure justice for the victim.”