Follow Sussex Police Media Centre

Gunpoint pharmacy robber handed a jail sentence

News   •   Apr 16, 2019 09:46 BST

A woman who robbed a Bognor Regis pharmacy at gunpoint has been sentenced.

Megan Hammond, 29, entered Kamsons Pharmacy in Durlston Drive, Bognor around 9.10am on Tuesday, December 11 armed with a gun and a knife.

Hammond, of Chestnut Grove, Bognor Regis, handed the staff a list of drugs and demanded they retrieved them for her. After putting the drugs into a plastic bag Hammond fled the premises.

Officers were able to quickly identify Hammond from the CCTV footage in the pharmacy and she was arrested a short time later. A search was conducted of her house and a bag containing the drugs, knife and gun were all discovered and seized by officers

Hammond pleaded guilty to robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence. She was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday (April 11).

Investigating officer PC Matt Chamberlain said: “Megan entered the pharmacy with a mask covering her face but we were able to identify her by her clothes and her voice.

“Officers worked hard to put together the evidence for this case and we welcome the sentence given.

“No one should have to experience the fear these staff members did and I hope this sends out a clear message to the public this behaviour will not be tolerated.”

Author: Hannah Butt
REF: SXP54511/2019

IMAGE LICENSING NOTE: The image(s) provided remain(s) the property of Sussex Police.

It is/they are provided for the explicit purpose of journalistic coverage and commentary, in the public interest, in relation to the sentencing of the featured person(s).

You are granted limited licence to use the material for this purpose for 90 days from the date it is provided. You may also re-distribute it for this purpose at zero cost to the receiver, provided it is clearly marked as belonging to Sussex Police and this notice remains.

You may include our material as part of a wider package of journalistic content that is paid for by the receiver – for example a court report or feature article – provided that the material owned by Sussex Police is clearly marked as such, this notice remains and our material is supplemented by content of additional value produced by you.

Re-distribution of this material for profit in breach of the terms above, use for any purpose other than that expressed above or archiving of this material for future use is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of Sussex Police.

Requests for use outside of these terms should be sent to