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Carlton Hill robber who threatened petrol station staff and smashed shop windows jailed


A robber who threatened terrified petrol station staff and also stole more than £1,400 of items from a health and beauty store on Carlton Hill has been jailed.

Daniel McGill, 36, of Carlton Hill, Carlton, entered a petrol station in Carlton Road with his face covered on 16 February and demanded staff to hand over the till. Due to McGill’s face being covered staff were unable to understand him. After becoming agitated, McGill then threatened the staff, insinuating he had a weapon in his bag.After the staff place the cash register on the till, McGill took £129 and fled the petrol station on foot.

McGill struck again two months later, this time at a Savers store close to his home in Carlton Hill, on 6 April 2020, at 1.40am, using a rock to smash the door.

Savers in Carlton Hill
PICTURED: Savers on Carlton Hill (IMAGE: Google)
PICTURED: Daniel McGill

CCTV footage from the store showed McGill standing outside the front entrance of Savers looking through the window into the store. McGill then left, before returning a few minutes later carrying a duvet cover. McGill was then seen taking a rock out of the duvet and throwing it through the pane of glass in the door which smashed a hole through the door.

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After crawling through the door and cutting himself in the process, McGill went behind the counter of the store and grabbed a number of bottled fragrances and razors from the shelves, placing them in a duvet cover.

McGill was seen on CCTV trying to wipe the floor using gloves on his hands in an attempt to clear the evidenceMcGill then left the store through the broken door with the stolen property valued at £1,453. He was in the store for just over three minutes. The manager contacted the police after the store alarm was activated.

CCTV from another store in Carlton Hill showed McGill walking away from the store with the goods, heading back to his home.Following an investigation by Nottinghamshire Police, McGill was identified as the suspect and arrested on 22 April. He was later charged with one count of robbery and burglary.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 27 months for robbery and 12 months for burglary, which will run consecutively, when he appeared at Nottinghamshire Crown Court on Thursday 21 April.

Detective Constable Parminder Ahluwalia said: “The staff were left petrified following McGill’s actions which were unacceptable. No one should have to experience this when they go to work. We do not tolerate thieving and I am pleased that McGill has been removed from our streets, reflecting the seriousness of his crime.

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“Robberies and burglaries affect businesses financially and we will continue to work with our community to ensure they feel safe.”

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