A knifepoint robber who terrified staff at a pharmacy in Halifax has been jailed for over three and a half years after pleading guilty to offences at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (10/01).
During the robbery at Heath Pharmacy, Free School Lane, Zaffer used a kitchen knife to terrify staff into handing over prescription drugs and a small amount of cash.
He also attempted to disguise himself with facial coverings, which were to be his downfall.
Shortly after the robbery, a scarf and gloves were located by a local resident in their dustbin. Both contained a DNA profile leading to Zaffer. The scarf also proved to have a distinctive pattern which was highlighted on CCTV footage.
“I would also like to offer my thanks to the member of the public who assisted us in the case and it just goes to show that reporting suspicious instances can make a real difference.”