Man jailed for attempted robbery - Kempston

18/09/2012

A 25-year-old man who tried to rob a Kempston convenience store was jailed for 4-years yesterday, Monday, 17 September 2012.

Jonathan Noble, 25, of Dudley Close, Kempston, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon at a hearing at Luton Crown Court last month. On Monday, 17 September 2012, he was given a 4-year jail sentence at Luton Crown Court for the ttempted robbery, and 16-months for the weapons offence, to run concurrently.

Noble was arrested after he attempted to rob the Co-Operative store in St John's Street, Kempston, on 14 August. Noble threatened shop staff with a knife, but when they refused to hand over money he fled the store. Members of the public identified Noble as the offender and he was subsequently arrested and charged.