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Pharmacy robber

A woman who robbed a Bognor Regis pharmacy at gunpoint has been sentenced.


Megan Hammond, 29, was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Portsmouth Crown Court last week.


She had pleaded guilty to robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.


Hammond entered Kamsons Pharmacy, in Durlston Drive, around 9.10am on December 11 last year armed with a gun and a knife.


She handed the staff a list of drugs and demanded they retrieved them for her. She fled the premises after she had put the drugs into a plastic bag.


Police officers were able to quickly identify Hammond, of Chestnut Grove, from the CCTV footage in the pharmacy. She was arrested soon after.


A search of her house led to the drugs, knife and gun being discovered and seized by officers.


Investigating officer PC Matt Chamberlain said: “No one should have to experience the fear these staff members did and I hope this sends out a clear message to the public this behaviour will not be tolerated.


“Megan entered the pharmacy with a mask covering her face but we were able to identify her by her clothes and her voice.


“Officers worked hard to put together the evidence for this case and we welcome the sentence given.”

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