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25 July 2016, 10:07
A man has been given six years in jail for a violent robbery in Milton Keynes.
Efrem Bereket of Clarks Row pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court to robbery on Monday (18/7). He was sentenced on the same day at the same court to six years and eight months’ imprisonment plus four years extended licence. He was charged with the offence on 6 March.
At 8.34pm on 5 March Bereket has approached a man at the bus station in Midsummer Boulevard and asked for cigarettes and then money. The man, who was aged in his seventies, refused. Bereket punched him to the ground and kicked him. The victim fell unconscious, Bereket has searched him and stole a number of items.
Bereket walked away from the victim then returned to the unconscious man and violently kicked him repeatedly to the head and stamped on his head and throat and then searched for more items. He did this twice.
The offence was captured on CCTV and the offender was detained at the scene by security and police and found with the victim’s property.
The victim sustained fracture to the base of his eye socket, and bruising to his face and arms.
Pc Gavin Ramdyal of Milton Keynes, CID said: “The victim in this case, a man in his seventies, was subjected to a completely unprovoked attack at the hands of Bereket in the centre of Milton Keynes.
“The victim suffered serious injury during the incident. 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.”