Post office armed robber jailed for 40 months

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A MAN who pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of a Worthing post office was sentenced to 40 months in prison today.

Simon Lord, 41, of the Close, Lancing, appeared at Hove Trial Centre where he pleaded guilty to robbery.

The court heard that on Monday March 25 this year Lord, who was armed with a knife, threatened staff before stealing £1,600 from the Lyndhurst Road post office.

He was arrested two days later after Sussex Police put out an appeal for information surrounding the incident.

Lord pleaded not guilty when he attended Chichester Crown Court in August for a plea and case management hearing and was remanded in custody due to the fear of him committing further offences should he be released on bail.

After the case Detective Sergeant Kevin Scullion said: “This sentence means an armed robber will be off our streets.

“This was a frightening ordeal for the post office staff.

“I would like to thank all witnesses who came forward, which meant we could quickly arrest Lord.”