A man has been given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to a robbery in Holmer Green.
On Wednesday 24th March 2020, an 18 year old man of Sheepcote Dell Road, Holmer Green appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to robbery and was handed a 12 month sentence suspended for two years and ordered to pay £1000 in compensation.
The 18 year old man was also sentenced to four months, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to assault on an emergency worker and ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation.
He must also pay an additional £500 in compensation for pleading guilty to assault by beating.
The conviction follows an incident that occurred on Monday 20th July 2020 during which the 18 year old man approached another man who was with his girlfriend, both aged 20, on the Common Recreation Ground, Holmer Green and forced the other man to hand over two phones, saying he had a knife.
The 18 year old man then demanded the other mans watch which he removed with the knife, causing a small cut to the other man’s hand. The 18 year old man was arrested at the scene during which time he assaulted an officer as he was detained, injuring the police officer’s knees.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Jenna Wilde, based at Amersham police station, said: ‘The victims in this case were simply trying to enjoy a picnic in the park when they were targeted by [the 18 year old man] and robbed.
He not only caused them to fear for their safety but by approaching them so closely during a global pandemic, put their health at risk as well as that of the officers.
We will never tolerate violence towards members of the public or our staff and will prosecute those who act in this way.‘
*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.