Lincolnshire

Masked pizza cutter robber James Heggie jailed for three years

Shops on Queen Elizabeth Road
Heggie's defence team said he had little recollection of what happened after taking a cocktail of drugs and alcohol

A masked man who threatened staff at a shop with a pizza cutter has been jailed for three years.

James Heggie, 31, of St Catherine's, Lincoln, admitted robbery at a store on Queen Elizabeth Road on 11 February.

Lincoln Crown Court heard Heggie was tasered by police while still in the shop but it had little effect on him.

He then fled with £255, postage stamps and a bottle of vodka before officers tasered him for a second time and managed to detain him.

Andrew Scott, prosecuting, said Heggie approached the counter and ordered the cashier to open the till.

She pressed the alarm button and then fled to a safe area in the store. Customers were also ushered to safety as Heggie smashed his way into one till and then tried unsuccessfully to open a second.

In mitigation, Michael Cranmer-Brown, said Heggie had taken alcohol together with a cocktail of drugs and had little recollection of what happened.

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