Man sentenced following Milton Keynes robbery

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

Friday, 27th May 2016, 2:26 pm
Updated Friday, 27th May 2016, 3:28 pm
Ahmed Ismael

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.”