A Manchester man has been jailed for five years following a cash-in-transit robbery in Blackpool.
Thomas Walker, 28, of no fixed address, Manchester, was handed the prison term and an extended two year licence at Preston Crown Court on Monday 1 July.
He had earlier pleaded guilty to robbery, possession of a knife and possession of a class A drug.
Walker was handed five years for the robbery, 18 months for possession of a knife and three months in respect of the drugs. His sentences will run concurrently.
At around 1:35pm on Easter Monday, a security guard was approached by a man as he was delivering cash to the Pleasure Beach at the Withnell Road entrance.
He received a minor stab wound to his back during the incident.
The offender made off from the scene with the cash security box.
The empty cash box was later recovered in a bush on the Promenade.
Police launched a manhunt to trace Walker in connection with the offence.
Following a press appeal, he was located in Bolton on 26 April.