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Who is Tyrone Roach?
Tyrone Roach, 29, faces a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of attempted armed robbery at Newcastle Crown Court.
CCTV footage shows
CCTV footage shows a masked cockroach breaking into the Gulf service station store in Chapel House, Newcastle, last July and heading for the counter.
Armed robber Tyrone Roach, 29, faces a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of attempted robbery at Newcastle Crown Court.
He proceeds to pull a pistol out of his pocket and points it through the safety glass at a male staff member.
But, to his surprise, the brave clerk responds by lifting a blue stool and attacking the gunman, who turns and runs off.
The footage switches to a camera outside the gas station store as Roach flees and the clerk wielding a stool chases him.
Identified and Arrested
Police identified and later arrested the suspect using CCTV evidence and DNA found on a discarded mask near the scene.
Roach, of Deighton Walk, East Denton, was convicted by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, May 21.But, Roach is forced to flee the scene in fear after being chased by a ‘brave’ and ‘heroic’ employee who used a blue stool to defend himself.
Northumbria Police Detective Sergeant Mark Atherton said: ‘This would have been a terrifying confrontation for the staff member at this gas station and his response was heroic.
“While we would never encourage anyone to fight an armed criminal, we believe it is correct to acknowledge the bravery of this victim.
“ He refused to hand over money and instead confronted the thief that he was so shocked that he immediately turned around and fled the scene. ”
Roach will face sentencing at Newcastle Crown Court on June 6.
Tyrone Roach Quick and Facts
- Gun-wielding Tyrone Roach, 29, faces prison term after his attempted robbery
- Roach targeted a Newcastle petrol station but was chased out by a staff member
- CCTV shows male employee grabbing stool and charging at the armed robber