Robber Jailed After Targeting Convenience Store in Halifax
Saturday 4 May 2019
A robber who targeted a convenience store in Halifax has been jailed for three years.
Tyler Griffiths, aged 22 of Bower Street, Harrogate was jailed yesterday for the robbery at Pellon Lane newsagents on 10 February this year, alongside other offences.
Griffiths entered the store armed with a knife and demanded the cashier, a woman in her 20s, handed over money from the till.
He was traced by Calderdale CID after a CCTV appeal issued on the West Yorkshire Police social media accounts resulted in several members of the public calling in with information relating to his identity.
Detective Sergeant Ross Wadsworth, of Calderdale CID, said: “We welcome the sentence imposed on Griffiths and although no one was injured in this incident, the use of a knife clearly caused concern in the community.
“We received a great response from the local community and further afield after publishing the appeal on our Facebook page so I would like to thank the public for their help in tracing Griffiths and ultimately helping us secure justice for the victim.”