A MASKED raider who carried out a knifepoint robbery at a Trowbridge petrol station has been jailed for five years and three months.

His accomplice, who had helped cook up the plan after an acquaintance who worked at the garage refused him tick on a bottle of brandy, got four years.

Daniel Kibblewhite, 24, and Bradley Walter, 19, had been drinking and taking cocaine before the early morning raid at Applegreen petrol station on Bythesea Road.

They went to buy a bottle of lemonade from the garage at about 2.45am, and were served by a friend of the teenager's brother, who let them off as they were 15p short.

Later on Walter contacted the cashier, first by Facebook and then by phone, asking if he would leave a bottle of E+J brandy outside the back door for them.

When he refused they asked him what time he was off shift, and shortly after he left Kibblewhite went in and threatened the woman behind the counter with a knife.

After demanding the bottles of booze and some tobacco he also took £300 from the till and fled, cycling back with Walter to his Langford Road home.

Footage from his CCTV cameras at his home showed the pair leaving, then getting back and changing their clothes after the hold-up at about 8.30am.

Kibblewhite, of Castle View, Westbury admitted robbery and having a bladed article. Walter denied both but was found guilty of robbery and not guilty to having a knife.

Both men have previous convictions, Kibblewhite having two for robbery, and Walter was on a community order for other matters at the time.

Henry Dixon, for Kibblewhite, said while in custody on remand he had missed the birth of his six-month-old son.

When he is released, he said, he has a home to go to, as his partner is standing by him, and he can return to his job as a steel fixer.

Tom Acworth, for Walter, said his client was only 18 at the time and was clearly not the main perpetrator in the robbery.

Jailing them Judge Robert Pawson said "This was, it is agreed, a less sophisticated commercial robbery. A knife was produced by Mr Kibblewhite and used to threaten.

"What happened was the pair of you were out in the early hours, you had been drinking, at least you had been using cocaine, Bradley Walter."

After hearing how the robbery had affected the middle-aged woman on the till the judge also imposed a restraining order banning both men from contacting her for seven years.