Cumbria Crack

Woman admits early morning Carlisle service station shop robbery

The scene of Lisa Nugent’s early morning robbery, at Wigton Road, Carlisle

A WOMAN has admitted robbing a man of cash as he worked at a Carlisle petrol station shop in the early hours of the morning.

Lisa Marie Nugent, 28, faced one charge when she appeared over a video link at the city’s crown court this morning (FRI). Nugent admitted robbing a man of cash while he was working at the Morton Services site, Wigton Road.

The court heard her guilty plea was entered on a basis. This, said prosecutor Gerard Rogerson, summarising, was “that Miss Nugent did not have a knife, nor did she make a gesture to produce it”.

However, Mr Rogerson added: “She did verbally lead him to believe she had a knife – it was that that acted upon him handing over the money.”

In a statement after the incident, a Cumbria police spokesman said “Officers were called at 1am on 1st November 2019 to a report of a robbery where a woman left with £30 in cash.”

After committing the offence, Nugent was arrested later that day and charged.

The court was told of Nugent’s “very difficult background”, prompting Judge Nicholas Barker to request that the probation service prepare a background report.

Judge Barker adjourned the case to January 10, when Nugent – said to be of no fixed address – will be sentenced at the crown court.

“You should understand it is a serious charge. Robbery is always a serious charge,” the judge said as he remanded Nugent in custody in the meantime.

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