Duo jailed after robbing shop at knifepoint

Tomas Galdikas and Tomas Paulikas
Tomas Galdikas and Tomas Paulikas

Two men who robbed a Boston grocery store at knifepoint and threatened a female member of staff have been sentenced to jail.

Tomas Galdikas and Tomas Paulikas robbed European Foods, in Fydell Street, on December 1 last year.

The pair entered the store in the afternoon and threatened the shop worker with a knife before stealing alcohol.

Galdikas, 31, of Woodthorpe Avenue, Boston, was sentenced to two years behind bars for his part in the robbery.

Paulikas, 34, of Martin Street, Peterborough, received a three-year sentence.

The pair, who both pleaded guilty to the offence, were sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court on August 27.

PC Dan Walker said: “These men entered a local convenience store with a knife in the middle of the afternoon and threatened the lone female shop assistant before helping themselves to alcohol from the shelves.

“This was a particularly brazen incident at a time and place where members of the public could have been put at risk, as moments before the shop was busy with customers. The custodial sentence each has received reflects the seriousness of this particular offence which I hope brings some closure to the victims.”