Woman jailed for East London cashpoint robbery

|News, Violent crime

A woman who violently attacked another woman in a cashpoint robbery in broad daylight has been jailed for two years and nine weeks.

Dwayner Jude, 28, pounced on her victim as she withdrew cash at an ATM outside a post office in Leytonstone High Road, Stratford, at about 3pm on 28 November 2018.

Jude was caught on CCTV hovering and pretending to queue for the cashpoint ahead of the robbery where she punched and slapped the victim before running away with her bank card and £200 in cash.

Today [Friday, 8 February], at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Jude was sentenced to two years and nine weeks in jail. She had previously pleaded guilty to robbery and handling stolen goods in relation to a separate incident.

Maxine Cole, from the CPS, said: "This was a brazen robbery in broad daylight that left the victim very shaken. She has since said she feels in constant fear of anyone walking behind her.

"The prosecution case was made all the more stronger after social media clips of the incident circulated, meaning members of the public were able to come forward and identify Jude. This left her with little choice but to plead guilty.

"The CPS takes violence against the public seriously and will not hesitate to prosecute offenders."

Notes to editors

Dwayner Jude [DOB: 10.05.1990] is from Stratford. 
Maxine Cole is a Senior Crown Prosecutor within CPS London North.

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