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Man sentenced for robbery and fraud in Chesham

He was sentenced to a total of five years and three months’ in prison.

Published by Mix96 News at 12:49pm 16th July 2020. (Updated at 1:28pm 16th July 2020) 2-minute read.

Man sentenced for robbery and fraud in Chesham

A man who attacked and robbed two women in Chesham has been jailed for five years.

The 36-year-old was convicted on Monday (13/7) after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery and two counts of fraud.

Ian Walker, of no fixed abode was jailed for  five years and three months.

The conviction is in relation to two incidents:

The first happened on Wednesday 13th November 2019 when Walker pushed the victim, a woman in her sixties, to the floor on Broadlands Avenue before taking her handbag and using her bank cards.

The second incident took place on Tuesday 16 June 2020 when Walker approached a woman in her sixties on Eskdale Avenue before hitting her on the back of her head with an object. He then grabbed her handbag and dragged the victim along the road before using her bank cards.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Kerry Hall, based at Amersham police station, said:

“These were two very serious and unprovoked offences against vulnerable women.

“The sentence he has received reflects the seriousness of these offences.

“I am pleased that his early guilty pleas have spared both victims from having to go to trial and relive these events all over again.

“Thames Valley Police will always investigate reports of robbery and will work hard to bring offenders like Walker to justice.”

 

 

 

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