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Black Country trio jailed for knifepoint shop robbery

By Dayna Farrington | Tipton | Crime | Published:

Three men from the Black Country have been jailed for a combined total of more than 25 years for their part in a knifepoint robbery at a supermarket.

Reece Davis, Andrew Fellows and Ashley Evans

Reece Davis, Ashley Evans and Andrew Fellows have been sentenced for the robbery at the Co-op supermarket on Davies Road, in Evesham, which took place in July last year.

Police received a call from the manager of the store describing how three men had attacked the premises – threatening staff at knifepoint before stealing a large sum of money.

CCTV and house-to-house enquiries were carried out – and during a warrant executed at a nearby home the following day, weapons and items pertaining to the crime were seized and individuals arrested.

The trio were found guilty after a two week trial at Hereford Crown Court in December.

Davies, 25, of Boscobel Avenue, in Tipton; Evans, 31, of Vale Street, in West Bromwich; and Fellows, 54, of Cypress Road, in Walsall; have all been jailed for eight years and six months for robbery.

Latoria Lunnon, 21, of Hipton Hill, in Evesham, was previously sentenced to a 12 month community order for concealment of criminal property.

The robbery happened on July 7 at around 10pm.

Detective Inspector Tony Garner, of West Mercia Police, said: "These men subjected innocent people who worked in the local supermarket to a horrific ordeal.

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“Evans, Fellows and Davis planned and entered the Co-op store with a knife forcing staff to open the till and safe.

“The incidents have had a significant and lasting impact on the victims and their families. Businesses have been affected and the community shaken by the incident.

"The victims have shown great bravery in supporting this investigation and ensuring this conviction."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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