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Peterborough robber threatened to stab victim and throw him off bridge

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A robber threatened to stab a man and throw him off a railway bridge, a court heard.

Aaron Granger, 36, approached the victim on the bridge in Fletton High Street, Peterborough, at about 8.45am on 2 October and put him into a headlock.

He demanded the victim’s money and threatening to stab him and throw him off the bridge onto the East Coast Main Line.

The victim only had 70p in cash so Granger forced him to go to a nearby cash machine and withdraw £10, which he took and left the area.

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DC Stefan Karanja said: “The victim was terrified by Aaron Granger (above) and genuinely feared for his safety.”

DC Stefan Karanja said: “The victim was terrified by Aaron Granger (above) and genuinely feared for his safety.”

Granger, of Pennington, Orton Goldhay, was identified from CCTV near the cash machine, arrested and went on to admit robbery.

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On Wednesday (1 February) at Peterborough Crown Court he was jailed for 22 months and 14 days.

DC Stefan Karanja said: “The victim was terrified by Granger’s threats and genuinely feared for his safety.

“I’d like to thank the victim for his courage throughout the investigation and the Fletton High Street businesses that provided crucial CCTV.

“I’m pleased Granger was apprehended and has now faced justice.”

 

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