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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Birmingham street robber jailed for five years

A sentence to fit the crime, if this kind of sentencing was more consistant street robberies would undoubtably go down.

The Birmingham Mail reports - A STREET robber who stole £500 and a mobile phone was jailed for five years and three months at Birmingham Crown Court.

Ahmed Abdullah, 21, of Westminster Road, pleaded guilty to robbery.

The robbery took place on February 17 last year when Abdullah followed a man who had won £500 in cash out of a bookmakers in Heathfield Road, Handsworth.

Abdullah and a second man asked the victim for money before knocking him to the ground and stealing his winnings and a mobile phone.

Abdullah was arrested a short while later.

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