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Little Horton man jailed after pub raid
A Bradford shopkeeper scared off three masked raiders despite being struck over the head during an attempted robbery, a court heard yesterday.
Mohammed Rahman and his assistant Qasim Umar ignored the intruders’ demands for money and they fled empty-handed after Mr Rahman was handed a stick by his colleague.
The would-be robbers confronted the men when they entered the Carrbottom convenience store on the afternoon of February 6.
Romeyo McFarlane, who had no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery on the basis that he acted as the look-out in the shop, but was not involved in any physical violence.
Mr Nicholson accepted that the defendant would never have been arrested if he hadn't handed himself in to the police.
The 21-year-old, of Hawes Road, Little Horton, was jailed for two years after Judge John Potter heard that he had been homeless and isolated at the time of the attempted robbery.
Judge Potter said that after a trial McFarlane could have been jailed for three years but after taking account of his early guilty plea he was jailed for two years.