Man jailed for robbing vulnerable man - Sandy

08/12/2015

A Sandy man, who had gone on a drink and drugs 'bender,' was jailed for three years today, Tuesday, 08 December 2015, for robbing a vulnerable victim.

James Stimson, aged 31, told his victim: "I will break your jaw and stamp on it if you don't give me your wallet."

Luton Crown Court heard that the victim, who is 58 and of poor health, pulled the wallet from his back pocket and handed it over.

Nigel Ogborne, prosecuting for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Stimson got into the victim's car, which was driven by his co-defendant Abigail Smith. She crashed it into two parked vehicles further down the road in Sandy.

The victim, who had previously agreed for Ms Smith to stay in his spare room, had agreed to take her and Mr Stimson, who was known as J, from Arlesey to Sandy. He was arrested after being identified from a palm print in the car.

Stimson, of Park Mews, Park Road, Sandy, appeared for sentence, having pleaded guilty to robbery and being involved in aggravated vehicle taking on the afternoon of 9 May this year. He had 15 previous convictions for 31 offences. At an earlier hearing Ms Smith was jailed for 4 and a half years.

Emily Culverhouse, defending, said Stimson had gone on a 'bender' and could remember very little of what happened. "He is thoroughly ashamed and cannot believe he behaved like that. He was under the influence of drink and drugs," she said.

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