Man admits raid on Kentisbeare post office

PUBLISHED: 15:23 22 February 2018

Exeter Crown Court. Ref exeter crown court

Exeter Crown Court. Ref exeter crown court


An intruder has admitted carrying out an attempted robbery at a village post office where he was driven off by a brave teenaged girl.

Daniel Shaw, aged 40, of Temple Crescent, Tiverton, admitted attempted robbery when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court.

He entered the post office at Kentisbeare, near Honiton, on January 24, with his face partially obscured by a plastic bag.

He fled empty handed after the 19-year-old female shop assistant forced him out of the shop.

Shaw denied seven other charges of burglary or attempted burglary. Three of the alleged burglaries were at his former employers in Marsh Barton, Exeter in October last year. Four were or houses in Uffculme on January 24.

They were at houses in The Square, London Inn Court, and Chapel Hill and involved the alleged theft of a laptop and cigarettes.

Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, adjourned the case to allow Shaw more time to consult with his defence team.

Shaw, who appeared by video link from Exeter Prison, was remanded in custody.

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