Violent burglar Alan Lamb threatened victim with knife in St Mary Cray burglary

PUBLISHED: 10:25 09 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:25 09 August 2017

Alan Lamb

Alan Lamb


He was jailed on August 3

An Orpington burglar has been jailed for six and a half years after stealing a bag and threatening his victim with a knife.

Alan Lamb, 34 and of Star Lane walked into a business in Market Meadow, St Mary Cray and stole one of the employee’s bags at around lunchtime on December 12 last year.

The victim, who is in his 20s, chased after Lamb, but the burglar then turned and pulled a small knife on him.

Having threatened his victim, Lamb fled the scene.

CCTV from around the area identified Lamb and he was arrested three months later.

Despite denying any involvement, he was found guilty of aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was sentenced to three years and a half years for the first offence and three for the second, at Croydon Crown Court on August 3.

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