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Patrick Muddiman, A robber who left his provisional driving license at the scene of the crime has been jailed for six years.
Patrick Muddiman, 38, threatened staff at the Co-op shop on High Street, Brampton, before demanding cash on March 3, Cambridgeshire Police said.
He was given approximately £120 in £5 and £10 notes while also demanding a packet of cigarettes after staff told him the £20 notes were kept elsewhere and that they did not have access to them.
Patrick Muddiman is 38 years old.
Charged & Jailed For Six Years
Muddiman was restrained by a customer, however, he managed to break free, punching a second shopper who had stepped in to help, before escaping.
The thief accidentally left a black wallet containing his driving license at the scene, which led to his arrest.
He gave no comment when police later arrested him but later admitted to charges of robbery and assault by beating.
Muddiman was sentenced to six years in prison at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday, with a further three years on the license, police said.
The defendant has 24 previous convictions for 36 offenses including theft, violence, and other robberies.
Damage to the shop and the theft of cash amounted to between £400 to £500, but the retailer also lost approximately £7,000 in business after closing for a day, police revealed.
Detective Constable Sarah Longbottom, who investigated the robbery, said: “This was an incredibly frightening incident for both customers and staff who were in the shop at the time and genuinely feared for their safety.
“I’d like to thank the brave shop customers who tried to help on the day – and was pleased to see the judge award the man who helped restrain Muddiman with a commendation.
“Muddiman was linked to the crime by shop CCTV and witnesses who identified him from his driving license – a key part of the evidence which he left behind.”