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Robber who targeted man in East Leake park is locked up

September 10, 2019
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A man has been jailed for his part in the robbery of a 51-year-old man in a park in East Leake.

Carl Powell, 34, was locked up for three years and six months when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Monday 9 September 2019) for sentencing.

Powell, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to robbery and eight counts of fraud by false representation.

The victim was sitting on a bench in Meadow Park during the early hours of 1 August 2019, getting some fresh air after a night out in Nottingham.

He was approached by Powell and a second man who told him to give them all he had or they would give him a beating.

The victim was then violently pulled to the floor and held to the ground while the offenders rifled through his pockets and removed items. After his pockets were emptied they left the victim who suffered cuts and bruises during the robbery.

Items stolen from the victim included his iPhone, wallet containing cash, iPod Nano and bank cards.

A short time later the offenders were caught on CCTV using the stolen bank cards at a store in West Bridgford, making a number of purchases. A taxi was also paid for with the cards.

Detective Sergeant Charlotte Henson said: "I welcome the custodial sentence given to Powell and hope it sends out the message that Nottinghamshire Police treats robbery seriously and will deal with offenders robustly.

"We will always investigate reports thoroughly and the CID is committed to tackling and reducing robbery and having a positive impact on community safety."

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