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Man sentenced to three years for robbery in Wycombe town centre

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Police Light - 2014-03-22

A 26 year old man from Gomm Place, High Wycombe has been sentenced to three and a half years’ imprisonment for attacking and robbing another man in the centre of High Wycombe.

The man was found guilty of one count of robbery and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Amersham Crown Court on 12th September 2014. He was sentenced to 42 months‘ imprisonment for the charge of robbery and 12 months’ imprisonment for the charge of ABH . Both sentences will run concurrently.

The charges relate to an incident at 3.00am on 31st August 2013 in which a 25 year old man was walking through the centre of High Wycombe when he was approached by the convicted man and another, as yet unidentified, male.

The two men demanded cash and the man’s mobile phone. He was punched in the face and tried to escape. The two men chased the victim and attacked him again. When he fell to the ground, they stole his money and mobile phone.

The man who was attacked was helped by members of the public and taken to hospital where he received treatment for injuries to his neck, back, arms and face.

Det Con Alex Kratky , the officer in charge of the investigation, said: ‘I am very happy with the sentence in this case, which sends out a clear message that we will not tolerate acts of violence such as were displayed in this incident. It comes as a result of a long, protracted investigation which lasted over a year to identify the offender and bring him to justice. He maintained his innocence even in light of the overwhelming evidence however was found guilty by a jury following a Crown Court.

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