A 25-year-old man has been found guilty of the ‘scary’ robbery of a 19-year-old man on a footbridge in Milton Keynes back in May.
Officers arrested Patrick Kiyama, of no fixed abode, on May 13 after he robbed his victim on the footbridge from Adelphi Street that leads to Marlborough Gate in Milton Keynes on the same day at around 6pm.
Kiyama approached the teenager and demanded his bag. When the victim refused, Kiyama grabbed the bag and punched the victim in the arm causing him to let go.
Kiyama then ran away, but was arrested a short while later by officers. He was charged the next day.
A jury at Amersham Crown Court found Kiyama guilty of robbery, by unanimous decision after a two day trial.
Investigating Officer, PC James Macaro of Local CID based at Milton Keynes Police Station, said: “This robbery was very scary for the victim, who was alone on the bridge at the time, and was assaulted by Kiyama when he attempted to hold on to his bag.
“This conviction shows Thames Valley Police’s ongoing commitment to bring to justice those who seek to commit violent crime in Milton Keynes”.
Kinyama is due to be sentenced on September 16 at Amersham Crown Court.