A man has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of robbery.
Paul Haywood, 28, of Bossiney Place, Fishermead, was found guilty of one count of robbery by unanimous jury after a three-day trial in Aylesbury Crown Court, which concluded today.
He was sentenced today at the same court to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge.
On November 8, 2014, Haywood robbed a 74-year-old woman in broad daylight in Heelands, Milton Keynes.
He used force to take her bag which contained cash and other belongings.
Haywood was arrested on 8 November and charged the following day.
Det Con Paddy Navin said: “The victim in this case was a 74-year-old woman going about her daily business. She was subjected to an unprovoked attack which left her disoriented and deeply distressed.
“Members of the public came to her aid and assisted police in identifying Haywood as the culprit.
“Officers from Thames Valley Police Mounted section were on patrol nearby and arrested him.
“This has been a long and arduous process for both the victim and witnesses and I would like to offer my thanks, on behalf of Thames Valley Police, to both the victim and the witnesses for their bravery and steadfastness.
“I welcome the sentence of the court and hope that it will act as a deterrent to those who feel they can prey upon the most vulnerable.
“This result illustrates how Thames Valley Police remains committed to protecting the community from harm.”