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Saturday, 15 October 2016

JAILED: Dangerous robber tried to hold up Bradford post office

JAILED: Dangerous robber tried to hold up Bradford post office
JAILED: Dangerous robber tried to hold up Bradford post office



JAILED: Dangerous robber tried to hold up Bradford post office

A DANGEROUS robber who tried to hold up a Bradford post office has been given an extended prison sentence.
Andrew McKinley, 41, who was armed with a metal bar, was foiled by the courage and quick-thinking of the postmistress, Bradford Crown Court heard.
Prosecutor Andrew Horton told the court that McKinley struck at the Paradise Green post office, in Clayton Road, Bradford, which is also a convenience store, at 3.15pm on February 22.
The post office manager and store owner, 38-year-old Tahira Bostan, was working behind the counter when the defendant and an unidentified accomplice entered. Both had their faces covered and were wearing gloves.


McKinley, of Sunbridge Road, Bradford, was carrying a metal bar and had a rucksack round his neck. He tried to open the door to get access to the counter, but Mrs Bostan pushed it closed and sounded the alarm. The men ran off and escaped in a getaway car.
Mr Horton said a witness took the car’s registration and less than two hours later the stolen Alfa Romeo 65-plate was seen by police, being driven towards Huddersfield by McKinley.
During a seven-minute pursuit, he reached speeds of over 60mph.
During the pursuit, another motorist had to drive on to the pavement to avoid a head-on collision with McKinley. He also drove into a mini roundabout on the wrong side of the road, and went the wrong side of bollards.




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