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Jail for knife-wielding man who tried to rob Sainsbury's in Trumpington Meadows

A man who attempted to rob a shop manager at knife point in Trumpington has been jailed.

Stefan Clark Picture: Cambridgeshire Police (7855729)
Stefan Clark Picture: Cambridgeshire Police (7855729)

Stefan Clark, of Trinity Close, Bottisham, brandished a knife at the male member of staff at Sainsbury’s in Trumpington Meadows.

Clark, 39, demanded money from the till then dragged the knife down the shop manager’s arm and punched him in the face during the afternoon of January 25.

The manager fought back and managed to take the knife off Clark and pull the scarf off his face, exposing him to the shop’s CCTV.

Clark left the shop with one bottle of beer, but later rang the police and admitted to attempting to rob the shop.

During police interview he claimed he could not remember exactly what he had done that day.

However, Clark went on to plead guilty to attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon at court.

At Cambridge Crown Court last Tuesday (March 12) Clark was sentenced to 32 months and 16 months respectively, with the sentences to run concurrently.

Detective Constable Karen Lunn said: “Thankfully, the victim has managed to escape without injury but this was a terrifying incident which left him shaken and shocked.”

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