Man jailed for petrol station robbery

Sivero was sentenced to eight years in total

A MAN who robbed an Edinburgh petrol station at knife point has been jailed.

Salvatore Sivero entered the Shell garage on Glasgow Road in the early hours of Tuesday, July 19, 2011 and presented the weapon before demanding cash.

A 22-year-old man who was working within the store at the time struggled with the suspect to prevent him stealing the money and suffered minor cuts to his hand as a result.

Sivero was previously found guilty of this incident and was sentenced to five years in prison.

The 29-year-old was also given a further three-year sentence to run consecutively for robbing a convenience store in Brunswick Street.

A police spokesman said: “Officers carried out a thorough investigation following this incident, speaking to a number of potential witnesses and utilising CCTV to identify the person responsible.

“Lothian and Borders Police is committed to building safer communities by tackling knife crime and robustly dealing with those found to be in possession of a weapon.

“Today’s sentence highlights the combined efforts of Lothian and Borders Police and the Crown Office to bring knife offenders to justice.”