Cambridge Man Jailed For ATM Robbery

6 July 2010, 09:33

A man, who forced a vulnerable friend to take cash out of an ATM in Cambridge by threatening him with a bread knife, has been jailed.

29 year old Charles Cook [pictured - right], from Victoria Road in Cambridge, broke into the victim's house in Garden Walk on the 12th November last year.

He then threatened the victim with a six-inch knife, before marching him to a cash machine, holding the blade to his throat and demanding he took money out.

Cook pleaded guilty to robbery at Cambridge Crown Court and was jailed for 32 months.

He also admitted two burglaries in Wisbech that he carried out while on bail for the original robbery.

He was sentenced to a further 21 months for those offences, which will run alongside his 32 month jail term for the first robbery.

Detective Constable Ashley Ryan said: "This must have been a terrifying experience for the victim.

Cook held a six-inch bread knife to his throat in order to rob him of his money.

This should send a message that anyone who carries out such a crime will face a substantial time in prison."

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