Drunken robber is jailed for sandwich shop terror
A drunken and remorseful robber caught after police followed a trail of money has been given a four-year jail sentence.
Belfast Recorder Judge Tom Burgess told a weeping 23-year-old David Fee he would have to serve two years in jail followed by two years on parole.
Fee, from Corry Park in Drumaness, Co Down, pleaded guilty to robbing the Subway sandwich bar on Belfast's Dublin Road on March 9 this year with an unnamed accomplice.
Prosecuting lawyer John O'Neill said that as the pair made their escape, the stolen money fell to the ground.
Mr O'Neill said that the owner and a member of staff reported being terrified they would be stabbed after Fee jumped over the counter armed with the neck of a broken bottle.
Solicitor advocate Jim McCann, claiming it was a wholly exceptional case, said Fee's first thoughts after sobering up were for his victims.
However, Judge Burgess said the courts had repeatedly made it clear such “totally unacceptable” behaviour would be met with custodial sentences.