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Four and a half years for pizza robbery
A man has been jailed for robbing a pizza delivery driver in Bolton.
Wesley Chapman (05/07/1987), of Clayton Street, Bolton, pleaded guilty to robbery and committing an offence whilst in possession of an imitation firearm at Bolton Crown Court.
Today, Friday 9 December 2011, he was sentenced at Bolton Crown Court to four and a half years in prison.
At about 1.30am on Monday 20 June 2011, the driver was delivering a pizza order worth £17.30 to Chapman's house on Clayton Street.
When the driver arrived he was met by Chapman in the front garden, who claimed that the money was inside and he didn't want to wake his girlfriend. He said that he couldn't pay and would give the money the day after.
The driver refused this and turned back to his car with the food.
Chapman then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the driver, demanding that he hand the food over, which he did.
Police arrested Chapman later that morning.
Detective Constable Stuart Round from Bolton CID said: "This was an utterly stupid thing for Chapman to do for a bite to eat, but the underlying message is that robberies such as this are taken very seriously.
"The driver felt that his life could have been in danger when the gun was pointed at him and this cannot be tolerated. We are therefore satisfied that the full force of the law has been applied to Chapman."
- Greater Manchester Police, as part of Xcalibre, works tirelessly to remove guns from our streets, reduce gun-related crime and bring to justice those who either carry or use firearms.
- Anyone who has information about guns in their community should call police on 101, 999 in an emergency, the Xcalibre Organised Crime Unit on 0161 856 6479 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.