Man handed 20 months prison sentence for robbery

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A man was sentenced to 22 months in prison for a robbery in Oldbrook, when he appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday.

William Vin-Kab, aged 20, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the offence at a prelimary hearing. The court heard he had threatened to kill and hurt his victim.

The sentence relates to an incident which took place on December 17, 2013, when the victim, a 22-year-old man, was robbed while walking through a housing estate in Oldbrook. He was listening to music through earphones, and had an iPod in one pocket, and an iPhone in another pocket.

The victim saw Vin-Kab walking towards him. They passed each other but ten minutes later, the victim saw Vin-Kab again. Vin-Kab then spoke to the victim, who removed his earphones from his ears, threatening to kill and hurt him.

The victim tried to get away from Vin-Kab, but was forcefully pushed to the ground and dragged around to the side of a building.The victim suffered visible bruising as a result. Vin-Kab then searched the victim’s pockets and stole his iPhone and iPod. Vin-Kab’s DNA was found on the clothing of the victim.

DC Gareth Burns, of Milton Keynes Local CID, said: “This is an unusual case, where the offender committed a pre-meditated robbery.

‘Vin-Kab was persistent in obtaining the electrical goods from the victim, and used force to do so.

‘I hope this sentencing will show that we deal robustly with offenders and that those who commit crime will be effectively dealt with by the criminal justice system.”