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Moment thug threatens convenience store staff with a fake shotgun

John Dunne
·1-min read
<p>Edward Woodbridge  entering the store</p> (Met Police )

Edward Woodbridge entering the store

(Met Police )

A thug has been jailed for robbing a convenience store with a fake shotgun and slashing a cashier with a knife.

CCTV images captured Edward Woodbridge, 43, with what appeared to be a shotgun threatening staff.

In the dramatic footage a shopper jumps Woodbridge, there is a tussle then he runs and escapes in a bicycle.

He stole £234 in cash and cigarettes and appeared for sentencing at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday.

Woodbridge from Catford was sentenced to 16 years and three months for possession of an imitation firearm robbery and GBH for the attack in Surrey Quays on September 12 2009.

Detective Inspector Gail Lilley, of the Flying Squad, said: “It was sheer luck that the injuries inflicted on the victim were not life threatening, his quick thinking actions in disarming Woodbridge of the knife may well have saved him from even more serious harm.

Edward WoodbridgeMet Police
Edward WoodbridgeMet Police

“I applaud his actions, although, I know from years of investigative experience that the effects of becoming a victim of violent crime can linger far beyond the healing of wounds.

“Woodbridge left the store with some cigarettes and £234, a haul that will cost him 16 years of his freedom, something on which he can reflect as he serves his sentence.”

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