Burnage man jailed for five years for attempted robbery of two Didsbury bars

  • Taurean Edwards stole more than £9,000 from one of the bars
  • He was sentenced to five years at Manchester Crown Court


A 30-year-old man from Burnage has been jailed five years for attempted robbery of two Didsbury bars.

Taurean Edwards burst into The Botanist bar on School Lane demanding to speak to the manager. He then forced his way into the office and attempted to steal money.

When a worker at the bar told Edwards he did not have access to the tills, he became frustrated and fled.

A month later, on 30 November, Edwards stole more than £9,000 from the Victoria Inn on Burnage Lane. Police found fingerprint evidence linking Edwards to both crimes.

 DC Steve Lowton said: “There has been an extensive investigation to make sure Edwards was held to account for his actions.”

He was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to five years.

DC Lowton added: “He threatened innocent businesses and the people working within them too many times, and this kind of intimidating behaviour will not be tolerated.

“This result shows how committed we are to bringing those who threaten hardworking people to justice, and will hopefully offer some closure to those who were affected by his actions.”