Man sentenced for armed robbery in Galashiels

Published 19 November 2019
A 22-year-old man has been sentenced after he was convicted of armed robbery at a premises in Galashiels.

Yesterday (Monday, 18 November, 2019) Steven Thomas Douglas was sentenced to 250 hours community pay back, 12 months supervision and ordered to pay £650 compensation at Selkirk Sherriff Court after he targeted Gala Park Post Office on Wednesday, 1 May, 2019.

During this incident a three-figure sum of cash was stolen.

Detective Constable Andrew Loughlin, of Galashiels CID, said: “We welcome the sentencing of Steven Thomas Douglas who subjected the staff working within the shop to an extremely terrifying ordeal, threatening them with a knife before stealing cash from the till.

“Through thorough investigation by detectives, Douglas was arrested and charged a short time after the incident and will now face the consequences of his actions.

“I would also like to thank the public for their help with this enquiry.

“Threatening behaviour and robbery will not be tolerated in our area and we will always work tirelessly to ensure that such offenders are brought before the courts.”

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