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Terrifying moment robber holds pair of scissors to neck of Card Factory employee

Terrifying moment robber holds pair of scissors to neck of Card Factory employee before demanding cash – as he is jailed for six years for attack

  • CCTV shows Jamie Herbert, 50, threaten shop worker in Dover on May 18, 2019 
  • He holds a pair of scissors and demands cash from the Card Factory employee 
  • But he is eventually scared off by other staff and was later caught by Kent Police
  • Herbert was later handed a six-year prison sentence at Canterbury Crown Court 

This is the terrifying moment a robber holds a pair of scissors to the throat of a shop worker before demanding money from the till. 

Jamie Herbert, 50, has now been jailed for six years following the incident at a Card Factory shop in Dover, Kent on Saturday, May 18.

CCTV footage shows him purchasing a card from the shop worker, before seconds later pushing an employee towards the till and demanding cash.

CCTV footage shows Herbert purchasing a card from the shop worker, before seconds later pushing an employee towards the till and demanding cash

CCTV footage (right) shows Herbert (left) purchasing a card from the shop worker, before seconds later pushing an employee towards the till and demanding cash. He was handed a six-year prison sentence with an additional two on licence under the terms of an extended sentence

Herbert becomes increasingly more aggressive, before brandishing a pair of scissors and holding them against the terrified shop worker's neck

Herbert becomes increasingly more aggressive, before brandishing a pair of scissors and holding them against the terrified shop worker’s neck

He becomes increasingly more aggressive, before brandishing a pair of scissors and holding them against the terrified shop worker’s neck.   

As soon as other employees saw what was happening they run to get help. This alarmed Herbert who fled the shop and left the area in a grey Renault Megane.     

Kent Police was called and enquiries were carried out to locate the vehicle. 

Herbert was identified and stopped by police in his vehicle shortly after the incident.

He ran from police on foot, throwing a metal chair at an officer during the chase, but was soon arrested and taken into custody.

The car was searched and officers found the scissors used in the incident along with the card and receipt. 

Herbert (pictured holding scissors to the knife of a shop worker) pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday

Herbert (pictured holding scissors to the knife of a shop worker) pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday

Herbert was charged with robbery, assault of an emergency worker and threatening a person with a blade. 

He later pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday. 

Investigating officer PC Beth Gumley said: ‘This was a terrifying ordeal for the man who was threatened and everyone else who was nearby and witnessed the robbery.

‘Herbert has shown he is a very violent man after he continued to be aggressive and assaulted one of our officers during his arrest.

‘Kent Police is committed to tackling violent crime and will clamp down hard on anyone who thinks it is acceptable to arm themselves with blades and cause harm to others.’

Herbert was handed a six-year prison sentence with an additional two on licence under the terms of an extended sentence. 

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