Man sentenced following Milton Keynes robbery

Ahmed Ismael
Ahmed Ismael

A man has been sentenced to three years and three months’ imprisonment for robbery.

Ahmed Ismail, aged 26, of no fixed abode, was convicted and sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday 16 May after pleading guilty to a count of robbery.

The court heard that on March 18, the victim, a man aged in his 50s, was robbed by Ismail at his property in Currier Drive, Milton Keynes.

Ismail punched the victim and threatened him with a knife before taking his bank card, a mobile phone and laptop computer.

After leaving the home, Ismail used the card to access the victim’s bank account and withdrew £130.

Ismail was arrested on March 22 and charged in connection with the offence on March 23.

“This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim, and I would like to commend him for his bravery in coming forward,” said Investigating officer Det Con Gareth Burns of Milton Keynes Local CID.

“This was a violent incident and I am pleased with the sentence which Ismail has received.

“This conviction shows that this behaviour will not be tolerated and I am pleased that Ismail will not be on the streets of Milton Keynes for a long time.”