A man has been sent to jail for two robbing the same bank in Chesham twice.
On Tuesday 10th January 2017 a 31 year old man was sentenced, at Aylesbury Crown Court, to 21 months’ imprisonment for the two robberies, both at Lloyds Bank in the High Street, Chesham.
The first robbery occurred on Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 3.20pm, the second robbery occurred at around 2.25pm on Monday 24th October 2016.
The man had pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery at a previous hearing at the same court on Tuesday 29th November 2016.
Investigating officer, Det Con Fred Ruffle of Force CID at Thames Valley Police, said: ‘[The man] robbed Lloyds Bank in High Street on two occasions last year, at about 3.20pm on Wednesday 19 October and at around 2.25pm on Monday 24 October.
During the second robbery [the man] threatened staff, claiming he had a ‘shooter’.
On both occasions he stole cash before fleeing the scene.
Following these offences we released CCTV images of the offender and received lots of information from the public. I would like to thank the public for coming forward.
Thanks to excellent police work, [the man] was arrested and charged with the robberies on 26 October.
I am grateful that [the man] pleaded guilty to the offences and that he has now been sent to prison for his crimes.
I would like to thank all the officers and staff at Thames Valley Police who work on this investigation, as well as the Crown Prosecution Service for bringing the case to court.‘