Man sentenced to more than six years in prison for vicious robbery in Milton Keynes

A 25-year-old man from Oxford has been sentenced to more than six years for a vicious robbery in Milton Keynes.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 9:47 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:35 pm
Efrem Bereket

Efrem Bereket pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court last week.

Bereket approached a man at the station on Midsummer Boulevard and asked for cigarettes and then money.

The man, who was aged in his seventies, refused. Bereket then punched him to the ground and kicked him, during the attack which happened in March.

The victim fell unconscious, Bereket searched him and stole a number of items, before leaving.

Bereket then twice returned to the unconscious man, violently kicked him repeatedly to the head and stamping on his head and throat before searching for more items.

CCTV captured the offence and Bereket was detained at the scene by security and police.

The victim was left with a fracture to the base of his eye socket, and bruising to his face and arms.

He was sentenced to six years and eight months’ imprisonment plus four years extended licence.

“The victim was subjected to a completely unprovoked attack at the hands of Bereket,” said Pc Gavin Ramdyal of Milton Keynes.

“I’d like to thank the quick actions of the security staff at Centre MK in helping to detain the suspect before police arrived. I believe the sentence in this case reflects the seriousness of the offence committed and should act as a deterrent for anyone considering such a violent offence,” he added.