Cornwall

Man jailed for armed Fraddon garage scratch card robbery

  • 26 October 2012
  • From the section Cornwall
Adam Peters: Pic Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Adam Peters was told he committed a "cowardly" robbery

A robber who held up a petrol station fled with just seven scratch cards - because he could not open the till.

Adam Peters was armed with a gun when he raided the Shell garage at Penhale, Fraddon, Cornwall on 13 September.

Peters, 23, of Octagon Street, Plymouth, was jailed for four years at Truro Crown Court after admitting armed robbery.

He was identified after his fingerprints were found on a door, the court heard.

The judge said Peters had committed a "cowardly, pre-planned armed robbery".

After the robbery, armed police and the Devon and Cornwall force helicopter were involved in a hunt for Peters.

The weapon was never recovered.

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