Darren Case threatened to kill shop staff and then fell asleep in Southampton park

Robber fell asleep in park after threatening to kill shop staff

Robber fell asleep in park after threatening to kill shop staff

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A GAMBLING addict stole about £3,600 from a safe in a Southampton city centre shop after forcing his way into the staff room.

Darren Case had spent a loan playing fruit machines at the premises in Pound Tree Road.

Prosecutor Rachel Robertson said he later knocked on the staff room door and when it was opened, he forced his way inside, telling two women: “Give me all your money or I’ll smash you.”

After taking the cash, mostly in coins, he demanded: “Don’t raise the alarm for about five minutes or I’ll kill you. I know where you live.”

Case, who had been drinking, dropped some money as he ran off before falling asleep in Hoglands Park.

After confessing to his partner, he surrendered at the police station, telling them they were probably looking for him as he had done something stupid.

Case, of Defender Walk, Southampton, admitted robbing Quicksilver and was jailed for 12 months.

In mitigation, Leah Dillon said his memory of what had happened was virtually nonexistent.

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10:53am Tue 25 Sep 12

Huey says...

wot a loser
wot a loser Huey
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1:25pm Tue 25 Sep 12

bigfella777 says...

3.5k in coins must weigh a bit.
3.5k in coins must weigh a bit. bigfella777
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1:50pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Dasal says...

bigfella777 wrote:
3.5k in coins must weigh a bit.
Guess he thought the change would do him good...........

Sorry !!!!
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: 3.5k in coins must weigh a bit.[/p][/quote]Guess he thought the change would do him good........... Sorry !!!! Dasal
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3:38pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Georgem says...

Dasal wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
3.5k in coins must weigh a bit.
Guess he thought the change would do him good...........

Sorry !!!!
You're fired!
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: 3.5k in coins must weigh a bit.[/p][/quote]Guess he thought the change would do him good........... Sorry !!!![/p][/quote]You're fired! Georgem
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9:11am Wed 26 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Like a true thief he even stole a nap.
Like a true thief he even stole a nap. OSPREYSAINT
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