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Worthing Knife Robber Sentenced to Prison

Matthew Maule Jailed After Sussex Police Appeal

A man who threatened a petrol station worker with a knife in Worthing has been jailed. Matthew Maule entered the premises on Findon Road at around 5am on February 8th this year.

The worker reported the robbery, but the suspect had fled the scene. Later, another incident involving a knife was reported at a nearby address in Worthing. Sussex Police issued a public appeal to identify and locate Maule.

Maule, 38, formerly a groundsman of Gravits Lane, Bognor, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of a knife in a public place. At Lewes Crown Court on May 3rd, he admitted to robbery, possession of a knife in public, and possession of a bladed article in public. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

Detective Inspector Gary Jacobs said: “Maule entered a petrol station and threatened a staff member with a knife.

“It was a distressing incident for the victim, and we issued a public appeal to help identify and locate the suspect.

“From our enquiries we were able to identify Maule. We are grateful to the public for their support to help ensure that Maule was arrested swiftly.

“The case demonstrates our determination to catch dangerous criminals and ensure they are taken off the streets.”

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