Two men have been sentenced to lengthy prison time at Guildford Crown Court yesterday following an armed robbery at a newsagents in Hooley on April 27 last year.
Anthony Fullerton, 56, from Lewisham has been sentenced to 10 years and two months in prison and Amir Hippolyte-Wells, 27, from Sydenham has been sentenced to four years and four months. Both were also ordered to pay £170 in costs and fines.
At around 9pm, the two men entered the newsagents on Brighton Road and threatened the shop owner, who was about to close for the evening.
Detective Rachael Clifford who was investigating the incident said: “The sentencing of Fullerton and Hippolyte-Wells is as a result of our investigation which has ensured these two men have been brought to justice.
“This was a frightening ordeal for the shop owner. The two men, threatened him with guns demanding money from the till. Thankfully the victim was left uninjured, but was obviously left very shaken by what happened.”
A third man, Kadir Kuman, was found not guilty at court.
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