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A man has today been sentenced to four years and four months imprisonment following an attempted robbery at a Corsham shop.
Jamie Lee Sharman-Palmer, 33, of Dicketts Road, Corsham, appeared in Swindon Crown Court today, after he previously pleaded guilty to the incident which took place at Londis in Pickwick Road on May 5.
Police received a 999 call to the shop at 7.40pm following a report that Sharman-Palmer had entered the store, selected a bottle of beer and asked a member of staff to open it for him. When this was refused an argument took place before Sharman-Palmer left the store and then returned a short time later to continue the argument.
A description of the offender was given to officers who were able to identify Sharman-Palmer swiftly and arrest him.
Det Con Ryan Churchley said: “This incident caused concern within the close knit community in Corsham and no doubt Sharman-Palmer’s actions caused the member of staff working at the time to feel fearful and concerned for his safety.
“I am pleased that we were able to secure a conviction and put him before the courts.”