Gemma Snook, 24, was with a pal when they held up Martins Newsagents, in Clay Hill Road, Basildon, on June 8.
The pair started a row with a female shop assistant about the Post Office being closed on a Sunday. They then jabbed a knife at her face and ordered her to hand over about £50 from the till.Lovely!
Snook, who has 21 previous convictions dating back to when she was 15-years-old, was handed an 18-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.*signs*
Matthew Bone, mitigating, said Snook had turned to drugs and a life of crime after a difficult childhood.Oh, wait, I know it’s here somewhere…
Recorder Elroy Claxton said: “I understand from your pre-sentence report, that if given some assistance you may be able to lead a life free of drugs and crime.
“If you breach this suspended sentence order you will come back here and I will have absolutely no choice but to send you to jail.”Funny, I don’t seem to need any ‘assistance’ to stop me from threatening behaviour & robbery. Nor do so many others.